K. Radhamohon Sharma

Shri Kongbrailatpam Radha- mohon Sharma was born in 1925 in Sapam village in Manipur. He received his initial training in Manipur’s Rasleela under Kamdeva Singh, Ksh. Kala Singh, and Paka Singh. Later, he was a student at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Aca- demy, Imphal. In his professional career, Shri Radhamohon Sharma initially served as Principal of the Khongjom Sangeet and Dance Vidyalaya at Khongjom. Subsequently, he joined the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy faculty in 1998 as a guru. His books on the Rasleela tradition of Manipur are prescribed as textbooks at the Dance Academy. He has also won wide popularity in Manipur as a Pung performer in Natasankeertana. Shri Sharma has trained a large number of students who are now leading performers. Among other honours, Shri Sharma received the Manipur State Kala Akademi Award in 1995. Shri K. Radhamohon Sharma receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to Manipuri dance.