Gogoi was admitted to the hospital on April 2 after he complained of nasal bleeding and was kept at the ICU.
CPI leader Dhrupad Borgohain said that “His condition deteriorated abruptly after 9 pm yesterday and a severe stroke was detected after an MRI test.”
Gogoi has been a member of the National Executive of the party since 1975. He was re-elected to the National Executive in the 21st party congress supposed in Patna from March 27 to 31 in which he had taken part. Gogoi was also the party secretary from 1975 to 1988.