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Shri Konthoujam Kunjo Singh - Wari Leeba
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Shri Konthoujam Kunjo Singh - Wari Leeba
Shri Konthoujam Kunjo Singh - Wari Leeba



SHRI KONTHOUJAM KUNJO SINGH
Akademi Award: Other Forms of Art (Wari Leeba)


Born in 1935, Shri Konthoujam Kunjo Singh, hailing from Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Imphal, is a noted Guru and practitioner of Wari Leeba, a narrative art immensely popular among the Manipuri Vaishnavites.

Shri Kunjo's first love was debating, a craft in which he won several prizes.

His tryst with Wari Leeba happened at a later stage when he was initiated into the art with the blessings of few noted gurus including Guru T. Ibungo, Guru Amutombi, Guru Baruni and Guru Kondum Singh.

Under the guidance of these illustrious gurus, he became an accomplished practitioner of Wari Leeba.

He has participated in several festivals of Wari Leeba and has given performances in all over the State and at other places of the region.

He has also worked at the organisational level having associated with All Manipur Wari Leeba Association and Research Centre, Imphal and Repertory of Wari Leeba, an organisation of which he is presently serving as President.

He is also a 'Sevakari' of Shri Shri Govindajee Temple Board.

Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Imphal, had earlier conferred on him the Kala Bhushan award.

In recognition of his contribution in the field of Wari Leeba, Shri Konthoujam Kunjo Singh is bestowed with Manipur State Kala Akademi Award.

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o Manipur State Kala Akademi Award 2014 ceremony at MCA on on 28th January 2018



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