Gaurav Gogoi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Wife: Elizabeth Colebourn
Age: 41 Years
Hometown: Delhi, India

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Famous forLeading the no-confidence motion against the ruling BJP government in July 2023
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Indian National Congress (INC) flag
Political Journey• Gaurav joined Indian National Congress Party in 2013
• He was elected as Member of Parliament from the Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency of Assam in 2014.
Gaurav Gogoi celebrating his win in 2014 LS elections
• In 2019, Gaurav was re-elected as MP from the Kaliabor constituency.
• In 2020, Congress party appointed him as the Deputy Leader of the party in Lok Sabha. [1]The Times of India
• He won the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from the Jorhat seat in Assam by a margin of 1,44,393 votes against BJP's Topon Gogoi.
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Best Parliamentarian Award 2018 by Fame India [2]YouTube - Sansad TV
Best Parliamentrian Award announcement on RSTV
• Bharat Asmita Rashtriya Puruskar 2022 by MIT School of Government
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 September 1982 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 41 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureGaurav Gogoi's signature
SchoolSt. Columba’s School, Delhi
College/University• Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University), Delhi
• Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (New York University)
Educational Qualification [3]Election Affidavit - Gaurav Gogoi• B.Tech degree in Electronics Engineering
• Master’s degree in Public Administration
Gaurav Gogoi worshipping Lord Shiva in a temple
CasteTai-Ahom Community [4]The Times of India
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [5]Instagram - Gaurav Gogoi
AddressNazirali, P.O. – Jorhat, District- Jorhat, Assam, PIN – 781005 [6]Election Affidavit - Gaurav Gogoi
HobbiesPlaying football, shooting, cooking, dancing
ControversyDefamation Threat Amid Allegations Against Assam Chief Minister and His Wife: In September 2023, Gaurav Gogoi found himself facing the threat of a defamation lawsuit from the Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma and his wife. In the same year, Gogoi made allegations against Sarma and his wife, alleging that they had obtained a Rs. 10 crore subsidy from the Assam Government under the Prime Minister’s Kisan Sampada Yojana. In an interview, Gogoi claimed that Biswa's wife had improperly secured this subsidy for her company, Pride East Entertainment Private Limited. Furthermore, he called for Biswa's resignation from the position of Chief Minister of Assam due to his alleged involvement. Gogoi said,

It hardly matters how much money has been credited to the account of the Chief Minister’s family. Government subsidies should be given to local entrepreneurs and farmers genuinely in need of support."

Biswa and his wife, however, later addressed the issue in an interview and denied the accusations. They even mentioned taking legal action against Gogoi for defamation. Biswa also expressed his willingness to step down from his post if concrete evidence surfaced against him and his wife. In the interview, Sarma’s wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, said that she would file a defamation case against Gogoi to protect the reputation of her company and its hardworking employees. [7]The Hindu She said,

I am, therefore, forced to initiate a lawsuit of defamation with Rs 10 crore damages against Gaurav Gogoi in the court of law to defend the reputation of our hardworking employees from this slanderous campaign by him."
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsElizabeth Colebourn [8]Eastern Panorama
Marriage Date24 September 2013
Gaurav Gogoi with Elizabeth Colebourn on the day of their wedding
Wife/SpouseElizabeth Colebourn
Gaurav Gogoi with Elizabeth
ChildrenSon- Kabir
Gaurav Gogoi with his son, Kabir
Daughter- Maya
Gaurav Gogoi with his daughter, Maya
ParentsFather- Tarun Gogoi (Former CM of Assam)
Gaurav Gogoi with his father, Tarun Gogoi
Mother- Dolly Gogoi
Gaurav Gogoi's mother, Dolly Gogoi
SiblingsSister- Chandrima Gogoi
Gaurav Gogoi's sister, Chandrima Gogoi
FoodKolkata Biryani, Prawn, Crabs
Leader(s)Bhagat Singh, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Jawaharlal Nehru
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMaruti Suzuki Dzire VXi
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash Rs. 1,94,500
• Bank Deposits Rs. 18,61,031
• Shares and Bond Rs. 70,000
• NSS, Postal Savings etc Rs. 2,50,000
• Motor Vehicles Rs. 5,18,110

Note:The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [9]MyNeta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 16,43,641

Note: The net worth was for the financial year 2019-2020. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [10]MyNeta

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Gaurav Gogoi

  • His father was a lawyer and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016, making him the longest-serving chief minister of the state. [11]India Today
  • Gaurav never aspired to become a politician. Instead, he dreamed of making a name for himself in the corporate world, particularly in the IT sector, to be a CEO.
  • After completing his engineering degree, Gaurav joined Airtel’s marketing team. However, in 2005, he decided to leave his job and follow his passion for social service.
  • From 2005 to 2007, Gaurav worked with Pravah, an NGO, based in Delhi.

    Logo of the NGO Pravah for which Gaurav Gogoi worked

    Logo of the NGO Pravah for which Gaurav Gogoi worked

  • While he was in the USA, Gaurav started working as a Policy Aide at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. It was there that he met Elizabeth Colebourn, who was also employed at the mission.
  • Elizabeth Colebourn, a British, is an alumna of the London School of Economics.
  • Gaurav’s family had reservations about him marrying a British woman, fearing it could negatively impact his political career. Elizabeth’s family also had concerns due to the significant cultural differences between the two families. Despite these objections, Gaurav remained resolute in his decision to follow his heart and marry Elizabeth.
  • After coming back to India, in 2011, Gaurav founded an NGO, Farm2Food, to oversee the mid-day meal program and introduce children to organic farming. This NGO has won numerous awards for their work including Outlook Poshan Award 2019 and Northeast India Social Impact Award 2015.

    Poshan Outlook Award to Farm2Food

    Poshan Outlook Award to Farm2Food

  • Gaurav founded the Youth Forum on Foreign Policy, that serves as a platform for open discussions between Indian foreign policy practitioners, scholars, and young citizens on important issues.
  • Following in his father’s footsteps, Gaurav joined Indian National Congress (INC) in 2013.
  • In 2014, Gaurav was elected as an MP representing the Kaliabor constituency of Assam. During his term from 2014 to 2019, he served on several committees, including the Standing Committee on Defence, Railways, and the Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha.
  • The Kaliabor constituency has been held by members of the Gogoi family since 1998. Initially, it was held by Gaurav’s father, followed by his uncle, Dip Gogoi, and then by Gaurav himself from 2014 onwards.
  • Gaurav’s uncle, Dip Gogoi, is the younger brother of Tarun Gogoi. Dip Gogoi is a former member of Parliament and was elected to the Lok Sabha three times, in 2002 (by-elections), 2004, and 2009, representing the Kaliabor constituency.

    Gaurav Gogoi's uncle, Dip Gogoi

    Gaurav Gogoi’s uncle, Dip Gogoi

  • In 2020, Gaurav was named the deputy leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha. [12]Times of India
  • Gaurav made headlines on 26 July 2023, when, as the deputy leader of the opposition party in the Lok Sabha, he spearheaded a No-Confidence Motion against the ruling party government. The primary reason cited for the motion was the ethnic violence in Manipur.

  • Gaurav was appointed as the chairman of the screening committee on 3 August 2023. This committee was responsible for selecting candidates for the Rajasthan assembly elections. Other members of this committee include Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot, and CP Joshi, among others. [13]ABP Live

    All India Congress Screening Committee list for Rajasthan Election 2023

    All India Congress Screening Committee list for Rajasthan Election 2023

  • He is a big foodie and to keep himself fit, he never misses his exercise routine. On workdays, he goes for a seven-kilometre run, while on holidays, he increases the distance to twelve kilometres. According to him, his love for food motivates him to exercise, as it allows him to eat whatever he wants.
  • He actively raises important issues in Parliament. During the 17th Lok Sabha, until the August 2023 monsoon session, his attendance was 76%, below the national average of 79%. He contributed to 71 debates, asked 224 questions and introduced 5 private members’ bills, surpassing the national average of 42.7, 191, and 1.5 respectively. [14]PRS Legislative Research