Mr Kyntiewbor War, a 68-year-old man, was born in the Wahlong region of Sohra, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya is the owner of the Ever-Living Museum in Shillong. This museum is one where Kyntiewbor’s study, labour, and passion for safeguarding Meghalaya’s rich cultural history and natural environment resulted in the collection of a large variety of artefacts, materials and most importantly a large collection of rare rocks. Mr Kyntiewbor himself is a very passionate and engrossing man yet, he is still a very humble and down-to-earth individual by nature. He was always fascinated and interested by the culture and heritage of his land and even more so in the rare variety of rocks and stones that lie in it. His interest in collecting and preserving rocks started when he was a very young boy. He would collect anything and everything that piqued his interest from his various adventures and tours as a young lad.
Growing up, however, Mr Kyntiewbor had known that to be a man of importance and someone who could help build and preserve his land, he would have to work and study hard to become that man. That was his inspiration which lead him to take up further studies in the neighbouring state of Assam where he had studied to become a Civil Engineer. After completing his studies, he started working as a Civil Engineer in his own state of Meghalaya where he continued to build his collection of artefacts, coins, stones, etc.