Shri Hari Anand Barari
Born on 1st April 1929, Shri Barari did his M.A. in Economics from Calcutta University in 1951. He completed his Law Course (B.L.) in 1952. He worked as a Lecturer in Economics at the Central Calcutta College and as a probationary officer in the Imperial Bank of India at Kanpur, prior to joining the Indian Police Service (IPS) in October 1953. He was assigned to the West Bengal Cadre where he served as a distinguished police officer in various positions. He retired as Director, Intelligence Bureau, Government of India on 31st March 1987.
Shri Barari took over as the Governor of Haryana on 22nd February 1988. He also held the Additional Charge of Governor of Himachal Pradesh from 20th December 1989 to 12th January 1990. Shri Barari is remembered at the Raj Bhavan for his balanced outlook, his emphasis on discipline, and his unassuming manner. Shri Barari practiced Yoga and was a lover of sports (Raj Bhavan sported a Lawn Tennis Court during his tenure). His tenure as the Governor of Haryana ended with his resignation in February 1990. He died on 10 January 2016.