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Veteran Communist leader Drupad Borgohain dies

Press Trust of India  |  Jorhat (Assam) 

and former parliamentarian died Wednesday at a private hospital in Dibrugarh, family sources said.

He was 78.

The lifetime member of (CPI) was suffering from and was admitted to hospital a few days ago when his condition deteriorated, they said.

The former Rajya Sabha and an MLA from Nazira constituency is survived by wife Amiyo

Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma, former Tarun Gogoi, of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia and others condoled the demise of the

"Saddened to know the death of Drupad Borgohain, a who championed the cause of with an undertone of peoples development. His death will definitely create void in socio-political spectrum of the state which will be hard to be filled," Mukhi said.

The Congress, AASU, AJYCP, KMSS and many other social organisations have condoled the death of

Borgohain's body was brought from to district headquarter at Sivasagar, where scores of his followers paid their last respect.

After that, the body was taken to his hometown Nazira and the last rites were performed there.

Born on November 7, 1941, Borgohain was a by profession and started his career at the Maduri Middle Vernacular School in Sivasagar. He resigned from the teaching job to become a party whole-timer in 1982.

He became a party member in 1963 and was active in the between 1965 and 1978 after being elected to its

The veteran leader served as the of the State Council of AIYF between 1965 and 1968, then becoming the of the State Council.

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 20:35 IST