D. K. Barooah

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D. K. Barooah
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President of the Indian National Congress
In office
1975–1977
Preceded byShankar Dayal Sharma
Succeeded byIndira Gandhi
Personal details
Born(1914-02-22)22 February 1914
Died28 January 1996(1996-01-28) (aged 81)
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress

Dev Kant Barooah (22 February 1914 – 28 January 1996) was an Indian politician from Assam, who served as the President of the Indian National Congress during the Emergency (1975–77).

Career[edit]

He is now chiefly remembered for his sycophancy to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, encapsulated by his c. 1974 proclamation that "India is Indira. Indira is India."[1] However, he later parted ways with her and joined Congress (Urs), later renamed as Indian Congress (Socialist). He was the Governor of Bihar from 1 February 1971 to 4 February 1973. He died in New Delhi.

Barua was a noted poet as well. His collection of Assamese poems, Sagar Dekhisa (সাগৰ দেখিছা), is still very popular. He was the elder brother of famous Assamese poet Nabakanta Barua.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ram Guha, India After Gandhi, p. 467

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Shankar Dayal Sharma
President of the Indian National Congress
1975–1977
Succeeded by
Indira Gandhi