Looking back into the corridors of past, one may learn that this Museum and Research Institute is an offspring of two notable events in the life of its Founder Chairman Ram Kripalu Sharma in the mid of last century. Dating back to 1954, the first event coincided with the writing of “Pranjali” on Prose & Poetry by the Founder Chairman, which had to pass through tremendous difficulties before its final publication. The deep distress of never getting his second book Vaangmayi published for want of resources led to the setting up of Sharma granth Sangrahalaya ‘which embodies collection, conservation, preservation of art and heritage. At a later stage, this came to be known as Shree Sanjay Sharma Museum and Research Institute, after a tragic mishap of Ram Kripalu Sharma’s younger son Sanjay Sharma’s untimely passing away in 1982.
Early efforts since 1955 were a foot by the collection of 4 hand written manuscripts, which are now a hub of hundred thousand handwritten manuscripts and various antique artifacts verifying different subjects of those manuscripts. This paved the way for the establishment of the first museum which utilized the less available space in a small three storey building visited and admired by lots of tourists, scholars and art-lovers, and also by literary figures in the past few years.
The great visionary Founder Chairman had a very modest beginning of his career as a teacher but with his unflinching resolve he gradually kept on making stupendous efforts for constructing a new museum building to exhibit literary heritage with the aim of imparting knowledge and education of cultural heritage of our ancient country to the upcoming generation for their sole benefit, especially cultural awareness and pride in our glorious past.
The journey of sixty years long struggle is still on, the construction of two museum buildings, with exhibition of artifacts and paintings, interior decoration and furnishing has been done by Founder chairman, his wife Mrs. Padmawati Sharma and other members of the family (Sharma family) for the purpose of collection, conservation and preservation of ancient knowledge-rich manuscripts and artifacts so that these may be used and researched for the benefit of all and one.
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