Sitaram Kesri was hardly a boy of 13 when he jumped into the National Freedom Movement in Bihar. As a Youth Leader he was a great organiser of non - cooperation movements and Satyagrahas in his home state of Bihar. He was arrested by British many times during 1930, 1932 and 1933. Sitaram Kesri , who was associated with Congress for over six decades, was treasurer of the party for many years.
Served as Union Cabinet Minister in charge of many portfolios he presided over the Indian National Congress Session at Calcutta in 1997.