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Gogoi reaches Guwahati, to resume office from Monday

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Sept 10 (IANS) - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday arrived in Guwahati after being declared fit by doctors who performed three critical heart surgeries on him last month at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai.

"I thank the people of Assam for their support and best wishes for my speedy recovery. I am feeling much better now and all set to resume office from Monday," the Chief Minister told journalists soon after landing in Guwahati.

Hundreds of Congress party supporters and the entire team of his Cabinet colleagues greeted the Chief Minister at the Guwahati airport.

Gogoi was discharged from the hospital in Mumbai last week and flew to New Delhi Monday.

Doctors at the Asian Heart Institute Aug 4 successfully carried out three complicated heart surgeries on 74-year-old Gogoi - a bypass surgery, a valve replacement surgery and a procedure to enlarge two blocked arteries.

The surgeries took seven hours.

The Chief Minister complained of breathing problem and rise in blood pressure July 24 while attending the meeting of the National Development Council in New Delhi chaired by the prime minister. He was immediately rushed to a hospital.

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