Gaurav Gogoi
Deputy Leader of Indian National Congress in Lok Sabha
Assumed office
27 August 2020
PresidentSonia Gandhi (Interim)
Preceded byCaptain Amarinder Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byDip Gogoi
ConstituencyKaliabor
Personal details
Born (1982-09-04) 4 September 1982 (age 39)
Delhi
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Mrs. Elizabeth Colebourn Gogoi[1]
Parent(s)Tarun Gogoi (Father)
Dolly Gogoi (Mother)
RelativesChandrima Gogoi (Sister)
Residence55, Ajanta Path, Beltola Survey, Guwahati, Assam.
Alma materIndraprastha University
New York University (MPA)
OccupationSocial Worker
Politician

Gaurav Gogoi is an Indian politician of Indian National Congress from the Indian state of Assam. He is son of former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi. He contested the Indian general elections 2014 and 2019 from Kaliabor seat and won. Gaurav left his job at Airtel to join a Delhi-based NGO called Pravah in 2005.[2]

Early life and personal life

Gaurav Gogoi was born in 1982. His father Tarun Gogoi (died on 23 November 2020) served as Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016 as the longest-serving chief minister of the state. 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.[2] He holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University.[3] He also enjoys dancing and choreography.[citation needed] In 2013, Gaurav married UK-born Elizabeth Colebourn. In 2014, Gaurav joined the Congress Party and is the Member of the Indian Parliament for Kaliabor (Assumed office 1 September 2014).[4][5][6] He and his wife have 2 children - one son and one daughter, (born 2016 and 2020).[7]

Political career

Upon his return, he entered politics and said that he would do whatever the party wanted him to do.[8] In March 2014, the Congress Party announced Gogoi as its candidate from Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency). After the announcement, Gogoi filed his nomination on 19 March 2014.[1] 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.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Assam CM's son Gaurav Gogoi files nomination for LS polls". Jagran.com. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Kaushik Deka. "Sonrise in the East". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Search | NYU Wagner".
  4. ^ "Meet the bride".
  5. ^ "LS polls 2014: UK-born wife learning Assamese to campaign for Gaurav Gogoi".
  6. ^ "Who's who in the Congress's infamous 25". Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  7. ^ Desk, Sentinel Digital (24 August 2020). "Assam MP Gaurav Gogoi and wife blessed with baby girl - Sentinelassam". www.sentinelassam.com. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  8. ^ Simantic Dowerah (12 March 2013). "Open to any role in Congress, says tarun gogoi's son gaurav". Firstpost.com. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  9. ^ "NDTV.com - Election 2014, Election Result, Lok Sabha Election News, Live News". Retrieved 19 July 2016.