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Former AGP MLA Joseph Toppo passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Former Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MP and state minister Joseph Toppo today died at a private hospital here following a brief illness, family sources said.

He was 72 and is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.

Toppo, suffering from respiratory ailments, fell ill while addressing an rally in Tezpur last week and was shifted to a private hospital here where he breathed his last this afternoon.

Toppo, a founder member of the AGP, was a member of the for three terms since 1996 and was minister for labour and employment under then Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

A prominent leader belonging to the tea tribe community, Toppo was also a MP from Tezpur.

First Published: Tue, March 22 2016. 21:48 IST