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Guru Sagolshem Kirti Singh (1956-2024)
- Sinam Basu Singh

March 19, 2024

Guru Sagolshem Kirti Singh

Traditional Manipuri dance Guru Sagolshem Kirti Singh expired on 6th March 2024 at his residence.

Guru Sagolshem Kirti Singh, son of S. Kesho Singh, resident of Uripok Takhellambam Leikai, Imphal West, Manipur, was born on 1st March 1956. He received training in Manipuri dance from local gurus from early stage of life and formal training in three year certificate course JNMDA - 1970 and completed Diploma in Manipuri dance JNMDA-1973.

He received classical Manipuri solo dance training from Guru Thiyam Tarunkumar Singh. He was trained in Raasdhari by different Gurus namely Guru Kh.Lokeshor Singh, Guru Kshatriya Amuyaima Singh, Guru Tarunkumar Singh, etc. He became one of the founder members and Asst. Guru of Progressive Artiste Laboratory under the supervision of Guru Th. Tarunkumar Singh, 1975-89, 1995-2016.

He joined Banasthali Vidyapith as Guru and Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy as a visiting Guru. As a dancer, he played many roles in dance drama productions of Progressive Artiste Laboratory. As dance Guru, he mentored more than 30 students of classical Manipuri dance in Manipur and Bangladesh. As Raasdhari, he conducted numerous Raas Lilas organised by PAL, JNMDA, NGOs of Bangladesh and the government of Manipur.

Guru Sagolshem Kirti Singh

He visited Greece, Rome and other places as guest artiste of Chorus Repertory Theatre. He received the Manipur State Kala Akademi Award in 2013.

Sinam Basu Singh
Sinam Basu Singh, SNA Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva awardee and 'Top' Grade Artiste by Prasar Bharati New Delhi, is a Manipuri classical dancer, choreographer, teacher and PhD research scholar.

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