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|President of the Indian National Congress|
|Preceded by||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|Succeeded by||Indira Gandhi|
|Born||22 February 1914|
|Died||28 January 1996(aged 81)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
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." 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.
- Ram Guha, India After Gandhi, p. 467
- No. 103, The Incidence of Corruption in India:Is the Neglect of Governance Endangering Human Security in South Asia? Shabnam Mallick and Rajarshi Sen JANUARY 2006 at the Wayback Machine (archived 1 March 2006)
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Shankar Dayal Sharma
| President of the Indian National Congress
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