is one of the descendants of late Maharaj Chourjit Singh. He was
born out of the wedlock of late Shri Rajkumar Gunendrajit Singh the
grandson of Rajkumar Narendrajit Singh who has been known as Sana
Chahi Ahum ( being born after the pregnancy of 3 years) and
late Smt. Sougaijam Atoleima Devi. Shri Rajkumar Narendrajit Singh,
father of R.K. Sanahal Singh was the holder of the post of Imphal
Lakhpa (the collector of taxes of Imphal area) during the reign of
late Maharaja Sir Churachand Singh K.C.I. of Manipur. He passed
Matriculation examination from Bengali High School under Calcutta
University in the year 1938. He passed I.A. examination from Gauhati
Cotton College and then B.Com examination from Calcutta City
College. He was by that time one of the few leading educated persons
of Manipur. As he was the 1st person in Manipur who
passed B.Com examination he was also called as B.Com Sana.
After passing B.Com
exam, he rendered his service as a teacher of Residential Sindam
Sang High School. During the reign of king he was Income Tax Officer
then afterwards he become Taxation Officer of Manipur. Thereafter he
also rendered his service, as Administrative Officer,
Treasury Officer Imphal, S.D.O. Sadar Hills and S.D.O. Imphal West.
He retired from service in the year 1977 as S.D.O. Imphal West.
Apart from these he was a renowned writer and wrote more than 70
books including text books during his life time. He also devoted his
valuable time in research works by collecting the records of Manipur
kingdom and many records available in the neighboring states like
Assam, West Bengal etc. He was also closely related to the Manipur
literatures and cultural activities. In the year 1981-82 he was the
President/Chairman of the Manipur Sahitya Parishad and Cultural
forum for two terms. He was also a member of Naharol Sahitya Premi
Committee and Naharol Sahitya Sabha. Besides, he was the President
of State Kala Academy Executive and General Council. He was also a
member of Manipur State Secondary Board of Education and Sahitya
Academy Eastern Zone Advisory Council.
Beginning his career of
writing from 1941 he wrote many articles both in the Magazine
“Naharol” published by the Calcutta Manipur students
and in Manipur daily newspaper “Ngasi”. He wrote during his life
time some Masterpiece books namely Manipur Itihas, Bir Tidendrajit
Singh, Thangal General, Glimpses of Manipur, Peep into Manipur, A
Short History of Manipur etc. which are very useful to the public
particularly to research students. He also edited from the old books
(Purans) many books namely Chingthang Khomba Ganga Chatpa, Leirol,
Meiteirol Aribagi Ramayan, Meitei Chephong, Haodeijam Cheitnyagi
Punsinba Lairiksing etc.
During his life time
assessing his achievements in his writings, research works
and activities he was awarded in 1982 “Fellowship” by State Kala
Academy, in 1986 Gavesana Bhusan by Manipur Sahitya Parishad and in
1987 certificate of Honour for writing “Legis News” by the
speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly.
his last on Saturday the 13th January 1990.