Assam congress chief dies at AIIMS

New Delhi: Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta passes away at the age of 64 here at AIIMS on Thursday morning .

He was admitted to the hospital on May 25 and was undergoing treatment under pulmonary medicine expert Randeep Guleria.

“He died today (Thursday) morning at 7.15 a.m. and his body has been sent to the mortuary now,” a senior doctor from AIIMS told IANS.

The leader who was a cabinet minister for several years was initially admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi. However as his condition deteriorated there, he was admitted to AIIMS.

He was appointed Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president on December 13, 2014. Rahul Gandhi had visited him at AIIMS earlier.