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Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugdass/ Remembering Tiatr Artistes of Yester Years

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September 2011

‘Prem Kumar was one of the finest directors of Konkani stage. He was responsible to bring the standard of Konkani Tiatr to a high level due to his untiring efforts of introducing numerous innovations on the Tiatr stage’ stated Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG, on the occasion of the function ‘Remembering Tiatr Artistes of Yester Years’ organized by Tiatr Academy Goa yesterday (16/09/2011) at the Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy Goa, Campal Trade Centre, Campal, Panjim. Speaking further Shri. Cardozo described Prem Kumar as a doyen of Tiatr stage as he proved himself a writer, an actor and a director par excellence.

Shri. Anil Kumar a popular tiatr artiste spoke on the lives and works of Seby Coutinho and Philomena Braz. Seby Coutinho impressed the tiatr audience with his realistic acting in different roles and the entry of Philomena Braz opened the way for other girls to enter tiatr stage when there were numerous social constraints for women to act on stage.

Shri. Anil Kumar speaking on the occasion
Shri. Roseferns Vice President of TAG presenting a mento to Maggie wife of late Peter D'Costa

Shri. Roseferns, Vice President of TAG brought to the notice of the audience about the works of Khadda Minguel who was called ‘Khellanchea Razancho Raza’ and Comedian Peter D’Costa who in his brief lifetime excelled in comedy and mimicry. 

The family members of these artistes of yester years who attended the function were presented a memento as a gesture of gratitude for the selfless service done to the tiatr stage by these late artistes.

Numerous tiatr personalities such as Jessie Dias, Josephine Dias, Fatima D’Souza, Sheik Amir, J. P. Fernandes and other personalities like Dr. Jerry Rodrigues, Timoteo Fernandes attended the function.

Shri. Victor de Sa, Member Secretary of TAG proposed a vote of thanks. The function was compered by Ms. Reeya Pereira.



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