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Borooah, Dev Kanta

Born: 1914 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Politician

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1914 - Dev Kanta Borooah was born on February 22nd at Dibrugarh (Assam).

         - Borooah, a veteran of India's struggle for independence, also served in Mrs. Gandhi's Cabinet.

1949-1951 - His political career began as a member of the Constituent Assembly.

1962 - He became the Speaker and subsequently the Minister for Education and Co-operation.

1973 - Mr. Borooah, the party's leader, is best known for coining the slogan, "India is Indira, and Indira is India".

         - The president of the governing Congress Party in India.

1975 - The mantle of the President of the Indian National Congress fell on him.

1997 - Died on August 20th at the age of 82.

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