was born on April 1, 1936 at Rangajan Tea Estate in Jorhat district.
He was a student of J B College, Jorhat wherefrom he took his BA
Degree. He studied Law and took LL.B Degree from Gauhati University.
Mr. Gogoi started his career as a lawyer and simultaneously engaged
himself in socio political activities. Since student-life, qualities
of leadership were evident in him when he held important position in
Students' Union including Commandership of Students' Volunteer
he was elected as a member of Jorhat Municipal Board. By this time,
he established his gutts as a capable youth leader of Assam. Late
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi spotted this promising young talent and
in 1971 entrusted him with the responsibility of organizing the
youth community of the State. In that year itself i.e. 1971, Mr.
Gogoi was elected the 5th Lok Sabha. In 1976, he became the Joint
Secretary of All India Congress Committee. He was re-elected to the
6th Lok Sabha in 1977. Then again, he was re-elected tot he 7th Lok
Sabha in 1983. He became the General Secretary of All India congress
Committee in 1985. During 1986-90, he served as the President of
Assam Pradesh Congress(I) Committee.
For the 4th time, he was elected tot he 10th Lok Sabha in 1991.
During that time, he was also the Vice President, APCC (I).
1991-93, he was the Union Minister of Food (Independent Charge).
From 1993 to 1995, he held the portfolio of Food Processing Industry
as the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge).
1996-98, he was elected Member of Assam Legislative Assembly from
Margherita Constituency. He was elected as a member of Parliament
for the firth time in 1998 tot he 12th Lok Sabha. Again in 1999, Mr.
Gogoi was re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha. This is his Sixth tenure
as a Member of Parliament. Since 1996, he ha been the President of
the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.
Mr. Gogoi is a widely - travelled man. His favorite pastime is
reading and gardening. He loves sports too. He married Smti Dolly
Gogoi in 1972 and they are blessed with a son and a daughter.
Mr. Gogoi, during his colourful career, also adored important
positions as Director, Vayudoot. Member. Bar Council of Assam and
Chairman, Assam small Industrial Development corporation.