GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today mourned the death of former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev.
Gogoi described Dev as �one of the topmost leaders of not only Assam but entire India� and said the departed leader played a very vital role in representing Assam in New Delhi.
�He also played a major role in the economic and social development of the Barak Valley. With his demise, the Congress party has also lost a prominent voice. It is a big loss for us,� Gogoi said.
SGBG condolence: The Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) also mourned the death of former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev, and offered its sympathies to the bereaved family.
�Not just a prominent political leader from Assam, Santosh Mohan Dev was also a leader of the masses,� former SGBG president Dhiren Baruah said while recalling his association with the departed leader.
�Other than taking up the issues of Assam with the Union government, Dev also extended a helping hand for several community works. We as an NGO, also received his help and support from time to time,� Baruah said in his condolence message.