Indian National Congress

Sitaram Kesri


President: 1919-1999 (Calcutta, 1997)


Sitaram Kesri was hardly a boy of 13 when he joined the National Freedom Movement in Bihar. As a Youth Leader, he was known as a great organiser of non-cooperation movements and Satyagrahas in his home state of Bihar. He was arrested by the British Colonial powers repeatedly—in 1930, 1932 and 1933. 


Sitaram Kesri has been associated with Congress party for over six decades.

Besides serving as Party Treasurer for many years, he's also served as Union Cabinet Minister during the regimes of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and P.V. Narasimha Rao. He also presided over the Indian National Congress Session at Calcutta, in 1997.