Former Governor Devanand Konwar passes away

Veteran politician Devanand Konwar, who has served as Governor of several states including Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura, passed away on Saturday morning. He was 77 years old.

Devanand Konwar breathed his last at his own residence at Rukminigaon area in Guwahati at around 2.30 am on Saturday after prolonged illness.

He had served as the Governor of West Bengal from December 14, 2009 to January 23, 2010, Governor of Bihar from June 29, 2009 to March 21, 2013 and Governor of Tripura from March 25, 2013 to June 29, 2014.

He joined Indian National Congress in 1955 as a student leader and he had been cabinet minister in Hiteswar Saikia-led Assam government in 1991 and Tarun Gogoi-led government in 2001. He also practised as a lawyer at the Gauhati High Court.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed grief over the demise of the veteran politician. “Saddened to learn about the demise of former Governor of Bihar, WB & Tripura and former Assam Minister Devananda Konwar. My sincere condolences to bereaved family members and well-wishers,” Sarbananda Sonowal posted.

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