BARUA, SHRI BEDABRATA, B.A., (Hons), M.A., LL.B., Congress, (Assam—Kaliabor—1977): s. of late Shri Girish Chandra Barua; b. on July 14, 1928; ed. at Cotton College, Gauhati, Presidency College, Calcutta, Calcutta University; m. Smt. Manu Barua, April 29, 1961; 1s. and 2d.; Teacher, Lecturer in Political Science, 1952; Head of Department of Politics, 1955; Vice Principal, D. R. College, Golaghat, 1960—67; previously associated with Praja Socialist Party; Member, (i) Golaghat Municipal Board, 1959—65, (ii) District School Board, 1959—61, (iii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77 and (iv) Estimates Committee, 1969-70; Union Deputy Minister, Department of Company Affairs, 1971; Convener of the Goodwill Delegation of Parliamentarians to East Africa in 1970.
Social activities: Worked amongst peasants, lower middle classes and youths.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Visiting wild life and deep woods; reading and writing.
Special interests: Law, foreign affairs, agriculture, economic development, shipping, transport industry, finance and tourism.
Travels abroad: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Poland and U.S.S.R.
Permanent address: P.O. Golaghat, Assam.