Veteran Congress chief and former Assam chief Minister Bhumidhar Barman died here on Sunday night after protracted contamination, Congress leaders said. He became 89.
He’s survived by a son and a daughter. His spouse had predeceased him.
Congress sources stated that the veteran chief had been on ventilator help on the ICU of Dispur health center for the remaining 28 days.
Barman, a member of the Assam meeting seven times due to the fact that 1967, held the leader Minister’s chair twice – once between April 22, 1996, and might 14, 1996, after the dying of then leader Minister Hiteshwar Saikia, after which, again in 2010, when then chief Minister Tarun Gogoi changed into on leave on scientific grounds.
A graduate from Assam medical college in Dibrugarh in 1958, Barman turned into a minister inside the Saikia and Gogoi governments, retaining essential portfolios like health, training and revenue. His son, Diganta Barman, is presently the Congress candidate from Barkhetry constituency.
Top Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief.
“Anguished with the aid of the passing away of former Assam CM and senior baby-kisser, Shri Bhumidhar Barman. My thoughts are along with his own family and supporters in this hour of grief,” he tweeted.
Assam leader Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Pradesh Congress President Ripun Bora, Congress standard Secretary-in- price of Assam Jitendra Singh, among others, condoled the dying.
Sonowal tweeted: “Saddened to find out about the dying of former leader Minister of Assam Dr. Bhumidhar Barman. My honest condolences to his bereaved circle of relatives members and well-wishers. Om shanti.”
Sarma, in a tweet, stated: “nowadays we lost a stalwart of Assam politics – former CM and 7-time MLA past due Bhumidhar Barman. I have fond reminiscences of his steerage and affection, starting with my early political career. He leaves in the back of a rich legacy of top politics & work. We will miss him.”
Bora, in a announcement, said that Assam Congress would miss his full-size repertoire of information and guidance that he gave to the party.