Gurumayum Gourakishor Sharma

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Gurumayum Gourakishor Sharma is a leading exponent and teacher of thang-ta.

In 2009, he received the high Padma Shri honor award from the Indian Government for his contributions to the preservation and advancement of thang-ta. [1] [2]

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  1. "Manipur martial art guru gets Padmashri", Assam Tribune, 28 January 2009, retrieved 24 July 2009, ... Gurumayum Gourakishore Sharma, who is well-known for his invaluable contribution in the field of thang-ta, the traditional martial art, has been conferred the prestigious Padmashri award ...
  2. "Guru G. Gourakishor, the master of Manipuri martial art form",, 24 April 2009, ... Guru G. Gourakishor Sharma was recently conferred the coveted Padamshree award for 2008-2009 to honour his lifetime contribution to Manipuri Martial Art, Thang-Ta ...