K. Ibomcha Sharma
Manipur, India
Other namesAbhiram Shaba
Known forNata Sankirtana
AwardsPadma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Kongbrailatpam Ibomcha Sharma, popularly known as Abhiram Shaba, is an Indian singer and performer from Manipur, who is known for Sankirtan singing (Nata Sankirtana) of Raseshwari Pala, a part of the traditional Manipuri dance.[1] His role as Abhiram Shaba in the Manipuri show, Goura Lilas is reported to have earned him the nickname.[2] He is a former Guru at the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy[3] and a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1981.[4] He was awarded the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri by the Government of India, in 1998.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Jamini Devi (2010). Cultural History of Manipur: Sija Laioibi and the Maharas. Mittal Publications. pp. 132 of 140. ISBN 9788183243421.
  2. ^ "Forever young in their nineties". The Telegraph. 23 June 2003. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  3. ^ "JNMDA Achievers". JNMDA. 2015. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  4. ^ "SNA Awards". Sangeet Natak Aademi. 2015. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.