Ahead of the last rites of three-time Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his one-time colleague who later rebelled against him, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said Mr Gogoi was a "great team leader" who promoted young people with a "clear vision". "He used to delegate work with young people. He nurtured a generation of young leaders like me. He gave us immense responsibility and had huge confidence on us. He was a very good team leader with a clear vision to mentor and promote young leadership. One should learn from his life how to work as a team," Mr Sarma told NDTV.