Late Sitaram Mahato (01 April 1930-28 October 2001) was born to Late Shibaram Mahato and Late Nishadamayee Mahato at village Bari, PS Boro, District Purulia. An MA along with Diploma in Education and Diploma in ELT, Late Sitaram Mahato was the Head Master of Rajnowagarh DPM High School (HS) by profession. He was elected a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Manbazar Assembly Constituency in the year 1971 and 1972 Assembly elections i.e. Sixth and Seventh Assembly of West Bengal. He was a Minister of the Government of West Bengal in the Ajoy Mukherjee’s Council of Ministers from March 1971 to May 1971. He was a Cabinet Minister of the Government of West Bengal under Siddhartha Shankar Roy’s Chief Ministership from March 1972 to June 1977. During this time he was in charge of four important departments viz. (i) Forests, (ii) Animal Husbandry, (iii) Relief & Refugee Rehabilitation and (iv) Social Welfare. He established Purulia Pally Seva Sangha in 1972 with an objective of spreading education and culture among the people of Purulia. He was associated with many social welfare activities throughout his life.