Dr. Yumnam Sapha Wangam Apanthoi M is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, Manipur University. He was awarded PhD in the thesis entitled “Art and Craft of Manipur: A Cultural Study of Meetei Community” from the Centre of Folk Culture Studies, University of Hyderabad and completed MFA in Printmaking from IKSVV, Khairagarh University. He has presented research paper in various seminars/conferences and published papers in various journals. He is not only obsessed in exploring art work but also enthuse working on Folklore, Material Culture and Visual Arts. In addition, he had participated in various exhibitions and workshops organized by Lalit Kala Academy Regional Center and State Kala Academy at regional, national, and international level. He was awarded various awards and honors by the Government of Manipur and Art societies of India.