M. Kirti Singh
|Parent(s)||M. Borajao Singh|
Jyotish Ratna (1978), Gavashana Archarya
Bharat Excellence Award
The Rising Personalities Award
Glory of India Award
Secular India Harmony Award
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose National Award (2002)
Moirangthem Kirti Singh is an Indian writer, scholar and educationist from Manipur. Born on 1 February 1943 at Kongba Uchekon near Imphal to M. Borajao Singh, Singh completed his education from Johnstone Higher Secondary School, Imphal and D. M. College, which were under Guwahati University during those days, securing a BA (Honours) and MA in philosophy. Later, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) from LMS Law College, Imphal in 1965, followed by a doctoral degree (PhD) in 1972, making him the first Meitei to be awarded a PhD. He is also the first Meitei to receive a DLitt. He served various colleges in Manipur as a member of faculty and has also been involved in social activism.
Singh has published several books on Meitei culture and history, especially on Meiteilogy. Religious Developments in Manipur in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Religion and Culture of Manipur, Folk culture of Manipur, Recent Researches in Oriental and Indological Studies: Including Meiteilogy The philosophy and Religion, and The philosophy of Organism are some of his notable works. His selected writings were compiled and brought out as a felicitation volume by Akansha Publishing House in 2014. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 1992. Singh, a fellow of the Manipur State Kala Akademi and the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, is also a recipient of awards such as Jyotish Ratna (1978), Gavashana Archarya (1989), Bharat Excellence Award (1998), The Rising Personalities Award (1999), Glory of India Award (2000) Secular India Harmony Award (2002) and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose National Award (2002).