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Late Hidangmayum Nutanchadra Sharma

Pandit Shri Hidangmayum Nutanchadra Sharma was born on 1st Nov,1915. He was the second son of Late Arnuyaima Sharma @ Jugalbihari Sharma, Govinda Pujari and Late Tondon Devi of Brahmapur Nahabam Leikai, Irnphal.

At the age of 5(five) he started learning in the then Brahmapur Tol Sanskrit School. He passed Aadya in Sanskrit in 1925 and Madhya in 1927. Three students from those who passed Madhya were selected for studying Sanskrit outside the State. Unfortunately, from that year the monthly stipend of Rs. 7/- p.m. for three selected students was discontinued. He applied for learning Sanskrit at Nabadwip for 2 years on stipendary basis of Rs. 3/-p.m. On declination of his request, he initiated for affiliation of the All Sanskrit Schools of Manipur to the Culcutta Sanskrit Association. As a result of his initiation in 1931 he passed Byakaran Aadhya in 2nd Division as a student of Adhyapak Parikshit Darshanik Bidya Bhavan in the Culcutta Sanskrit Centre located at Guwahati.

In the next year, Shri Lakshan Narayan, M.A., Cotton College, Professor and then Principal allowed to open an Examination Centre for Assam Sanskrit Board in Manipur. He passed Byakaran Madhya. In 1934, he passed Kabya Aadya. He married in May, 1935. In that year he lost his mother. In september 1936,  he went to Nabadwip Banga Bibudha Than. In 1941 he passed Nyay (K) Aadya in Second Division as a student of Mahamahopadhayay Chandidas Nyay Tarka Tirtha and continued to learn Madhya and passed in 1942. Then he returned to Manipur at the approach of 2nd World War.

Then he passed the Manipur Sanskrit Adhyapak Examination in 1946. On 10th July, 1946, he started his career as a teacher of Khwai Brahmapur Tol. Thereafter, the Brahmapur, Khwai- Brahmapur and Sana Janmasthan Tol were combined together as Imphal Tol and he taught Sanskrit till 1970.

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