Jagat Ram Dewangan was a wood craftsman and has learnt the craft from his father. He started experimenting with the form and styling of dry gourds when he saw it being used by the tribals to carry water, salfi, mahua and madia painch. Tribals used to decorate their tuma vessels with interesting carvings on it. Jagat Ram gave birth to a new craft form by making innovative and unique shapes of lamps, planters and even jewelry from it. Now the whole family is involved in the craft. He has traveled to many cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore to showcase his work. He has been honored with state award by Chattisgarh Government in 2005, National Merit certificate in 2007 and Kalamani Award, Suraj kund crafts mela in 2009.