Borooah, Dev Kanta
Born: Feb 21, 1914 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 82 years of age.
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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