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Gaurav Gogoi

Gaurav Gogoi

Gaurav Gogoi

Gaurav Gogoi is an active Assamese politician of Indian National Congress in Assam state of India from Tai-Ahom community. He contested for the Indian general elections, 2014 from Kaliabor seat and won. Gaurav left his job at Airtel to join a Delhi-based NGO called Pravah in 2005.

Gaurav Gogoi was born in 1982. His father Tarun Gogoi served as Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016. He graduated from St. Columba’s School in Delhi. He then completed B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2004 from Indraprastha University, Delhi and then joined the marketing team of Airtel. He later went to the United States of America to study public administration. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University. He also enjoys dancing and choreography. In 2013, Gaurav married UK-born Elizabeth Colebourn.

Upon his return he joined politics and said that he would do whatever the party wanted him to do. In March 2014 Congress Party announced Gogoi as its candidate from Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency). After the announcement Gogoi filed his nomination on 19 March 2014. He won his first election polling a total of 443,315 votes beating his nearest rival, Mrinal Kumar Saikia of BJP by over 93,000 votes.

[Source : Wikipedia]

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