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Mini Mario expresses his obsession for tiatr at TAG’s ‘Meet the Artiste’

Mini Mario interacting with the audience

Mini Mario with his melodious voice kept the tiatr lovers and his fans spellbound at the ‘Meet the Artiste’ programme organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on 29th October, 2015. The President of TAG Shri. Agostino Temudo while welcoming the gathering recollected that he first saw Mini Mario as achild artistewho later on grew up to emerge as one of the most sought actors of the Konkani stage and that he always appreciated his acting and singing talent.

In his address, Mini Mario whose real name is Evaristo Minino Mariano Da Silva recalled his childhood days when he started on the Konkani stage as a child artiste. He spoke about his struggles during the earlier years as he had to go to school during the daytime and act on the stage during the nights. His Principal had warned him at the time to either study or go to act on the stage. Having no other alternative, he told the packed house audience that he opted for the tiatr stage, a decision which he is not regretting today.

Some persons in the audience quizzed him on various issues about his career whom he promptly answered which came right from his heart. One person in the audience requested him to sing one of his old song. Since he could not remember its tune or lyrics, he requested that person to say a few lines and also the tune of that song so that he can recollect the song. When reminded, he rendered some lines of that song. This showed the large following he has among the tiatr lovers.  Mini Mario then went on to render two of his popular songs which he had composed by himself. He remembered and thanked his father who insisted that he should compose his own songs instead of singing songs composed by others.

Further he also acknowledged the support he got and still receives from his wife and children. He thanked the audience for showing him so much love and affection by attending this function in large numbers. Lastly, he thanked the TAG for recognizing his contribution to Tiatr stage by organizing this function.

Present at the gathering were Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, well-known tiatrist and directors Minino de Bandar, C D’Silva, A.M Pacheco, Wilma Pacheco, Michael Gracias, etc. The Vice President of TAG Shri. William Fernandes gave a vote of thanks. Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, Member Secretary of TAG was also present for the programme. Shri. Jess Luz, J.C.A, compered the programme.

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