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.
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.
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.