Gaurav Gogoi

Gaurav Gogoi is an Indian politician of Indian National Congress from Indian state of Assam. He contested for the Indian general election Indian general election 2014 and 2019 from Kaliabor seat and won. Gaurav left his job at Airtel to join a Delhi-based NGO called Pravah in 2005.[2]

Gaurav Gogoi
Member of parliament
for Kaliabor
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byDip Gogoi
ConstituencyKaliabor
Personal details
Born (1982-09-04) 4 September 1982 (ageĀ 37)
Delhi
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Colburn Gogoi[1]
ParentsTarun Gogoi (father)
Dolly Gogoi
Alma materIndraprastha University
New York University (MPA)
OccupationSocial Worker
Politician

Early lifeEdit

Gaurav Gogoi was born in 1982. His father Tarun Gogoi served as Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016. He graduated from St. Columba's School in Delhi. He then completed B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2004 from Indraprastha University, Delhi and then joined the marketing team of Airtel. He later went to the United States of America to study public administration.[2] He holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University[3] He also enjoys dancing and choreography.[citation needed] In 2013, Gaurav married UK-born Elizabeth Colebourn.[4][5][6][7]

Political careerEdit

Upon his return he joined politics and said that he would do whatever the party wanted him to do.[8] In March 2014 Congress Party announced Gogoi as its candidate from Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency). After the announcement Gogoi filed his nomination on 19 March 2014.[1] He won his first election polling a total of 443,315 votes beating his nearest rival, Mrinal Kumar Saikia of BJP by over 93,000 votes.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Assam CM's son Gaurav Gogoi files nomination for LS polls". Jagran.com. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Kaushik Deka. "Sonrise in the East". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  3. ^ http://wagner.nyu.edu/alumni/action/InAction-gaurav-gogoi
  4. ^ "Meet the bride".
  5. ^ "LS polls 2014: UK-born wife learning Assamese to campaign for Gaurav Gogoi".
  6. ^ "WRITE STUFF: How first-time MP Gaurav Gogoi became the embodiment of India's 'new politician'". Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Who's who in the Congress's infamous 25". Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  8. ^ Simantic Dowerah (12 March 2013). "Open to any role in Congress, says tarun gogoi's son gaurav". Firstpost.com. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  9. ^ "NDTV.com - Election 2014, Election Result, Lok Sabha Election News, Live News". Retrieved 19 July 2016.