By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 16 Sept: A Manipuri Dance performance by Manju Elangbam enthralled the students of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, today.
During the performance, Manju was accompanied by Jaya Khundrakpam as a dancer, and RK Upendro Singh on percussion, L Milanjit Singh on violin and KH Khunjeshor Singh and S Nandeshwori Devi on vocal support.
He commenced his performance with Dashavatar from Jayadeva’s Gita Govindam, where he depicted the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. Later, Manju and his wife performed Radha Avisar, which was appreciated much by one and all present on the occasion.
Manju Elangbam is the grandson of the renowned Late Guru Elangbam Anganghal Singh, a doyen of Sankirtana and an expert of Cholom. Manju grew up surrounded by an artistic environment of dance and music right from an early age. He has performed as a soloist and group artist at various places in India and abroad, such as South Korea, France, New Zealand, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Thailand, etc.
He is recipient of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuba Puraskar, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Manipur State Kala Akademi Award Manipur, National Young Artist Scholarship, Ministry of Culture and Devdhara award, amongst many more.