Devanand Konwar, veteran Congress leader and former Governor of Bihar and Tripura, died on 25 April. He was 86 years old. Konwar is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. Family members said that Konwar’s body will be taken to his native district Sivasagar for the last rites. It is noteworthy that Konwar was the Governor of Bihar from 24 July 2009 to 8 March 2013. He served as the Governor of Tripura from 25 March 2013 to 29 June 2014.
Konwar also held the additional charge of the Governor of West Bengal from December 2009 to January 2010. Konwar joined the Congress in 1955 as a student leader. He served as the cabinet minister in the Assam government. The death of Konwar has been condoned by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and other leaders.