Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed grief over the demise of veteran Congressman from the state Devanand Konwar.
Konwar passed away on April 25th, 2020. He was 77. He breathed his last at his own residence in Guwahati.
“Saddened to learn about the demise of former Governor of Bihar, WB & Tripura and former Assam Minister Devananda Konwar. My sincere condolences to bereaved family members and well-wishers,” tweeted Sonowal.
Konwar had been the Cabinet minister in the State Government of Assam – in 1991 Hiteswar Saikia Government and in 2001 Tarun Gogoi Government. He was also the former Governor of Bihar, Tripura and West Bengal.
Gogoi too offered his condolences and hails Konwar’s contribution to the society.
He joined the Indian National Congress Party in 1955 as a student leader.
He started his career as a lecturer in the English Department in Cotton College, Guwahati.
In 1968-69 he established a Degree College in Guwahati City known as Guwahati College as its founder Principal.
In November 1969 he joined Gauhati High Court Bar and practiced there as well as in the Supreme Court of India as an advocate till 1991.
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