He was governor of Bihar from July 24, 2009 to March 8, 2013 and of Tripura between March 25, 2013 and June 29, 2014. He had additionally served as governor (extra cost) of West Bengal from December 2009 to January 2010.
- PTI Guwahati
- Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 8:45 AM IST
Former Governor of Bihar and Tripura and veteran Congress chief Devanand Konwar died of outdated age illnesses at his Guwahati residence on Saturday. He was 86.
The politician is survived by his spouse, two daughters and a son.
The physique of Knowar was taken from Guwahati to his residence district Sivasagar for the final rites, his members of the family stated.
He was governor of Bihar from July 24, 2009 to March 8, 2013 and of Tripura between March 25, 2013 and June 29, 2014. He had additionally served as governor (extra cost) of West Bengal from December 2009 to January 2010. Konwar had joined the Congress in 1955 as a pupil chief. He grew to become a Cabinet minister in the governments of Assam headed by Hiteswar Saikia and later by Tarun Gogoi.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and others condoled the dying of Konwar who was additionally an eminent advocate.
In his condolence message, Governor Mukhi described Konwar as a devoted chief and employee who contributed immensely to the final welfare of the individuals at giant by serving the state with deep dedication, compassion and love for them.
As a governor, he made an indelible mark to glorify the spirit of parliamentary democracy, but strengthening the edifice of democratic federalism, Mukhi added.
As a constitutional head of three states and as a minister of the Assam authorities, he had made a serious contribution to the socio-political panorama of the nation, the chief minister stated in a message.
Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi described Konwar as an ready politician, an eminent lawyer in addition to a famous social employee who at all times labored for the welfare of the poor, moreover strengthening the Congress occasion throughout the state.