Guwahati: On Wednesday, former Assam minister, Ardhendu Kumar Dey passed away at the age of 81.

The senior politician who was also an MBBS doctor passed away at the GMCH.

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As per reports, Dey was undergoing cancer treatment however, on Wednesday he gave up to the disease.

The senior politician completed his MBBS from the University of Calcutta and was a member of the Indian National Congress for a long time.

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He was an MLA at the Assam Legislative Assembly from the Hojai constituency from 1991 to 2006.

However, in April 2021, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Dey served as a minister holding the irrigation and soil conservation portfolio.

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