MAHATO, SHRI BHAJAHARI, Lok Sewak Sangha, (West Bengal-Purulia-1967): s. of Shri Chuna Ram Mahato; b. at Vill. Jitan, P.O. Burdwan, Distt. Purlia , January 1914; m. Smt. Shanto Devi , February 1926; 2 s. and 2 d.; Cultivator ; Suffered imprisonment for participation in the freedom movement in 1940-41, 1942 and 1954; President, Managing Committee of the Junior High School, Burdwan; played a leading role in anti-levy movement in 1966; Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57 and Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67.
Social activities: Associated with spreading of education.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Fishing
Special interests: Folk Dance and Folk Music .
Publications: Published books on Folk Songs.
Permanent address: Village Jitan, P.O. Burdwan, District Purulia, West Bengal.