Assam’s Tamulpur Assembly constituency legislator Leho Ram Boro died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday morning. He was 63. Doctors said he suffered a stroke while undergoing treatment for infection by the novel coronavirus. He had tested positive a few days ago.
Leho Ram Boro, who represented the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) from the Tamulpur Assembly constituency, succumbed at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. “His sudden demise is a significant loss to the Tamulpur region and the entire UPPL family. He devoted most of his life to the development and uplift of the region,” UPPL president and chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Council Pramod Boro said.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mourned the MLA’s death. The Chief Minister instructed Ministers Urkhao Gwra Brahma of the UPPL and Ashok Singhal of the BJP to ensure his last rites with State honours.
This week, on Wednesday, another MLA, Majendra Narzary from Assam's Gossaigaon assembly constituency, died due to post-covid-19 complications at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital.