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C. D’Silva unfolds his life story

Pedro Caitan D’Silva popularly known as C. D’Silva dwelt on numerous hardships that he underwent during his childhood in order to survive in this world. “My life experiences including severe hardships due to poor economic conditions turned me into a good human being” he stated. He was speaking at the monthly programme of TAG ‘Meet the Artiste’ held on 28th June 2011 at TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal, Panjim.

C. D’Silva who is highly respected for his exemplary life styles in the tiatr fraternity stated that he and numerous stalwarts of tiatr stage of yester years promoted tiatr activities under difficult circumstances not only because of love of money but mainly because of love of tiatr, its song and music.

Narrating numerous happenings in his lifetime, he stated that he has performed practically all types of roles which includes a hero, a villain, a young girl, old lady, etc, etc and that he gained more and more experiences in acting as time passed.

C. D’Silva informed the gathering that he worked with most of the stalwarts of the Konkani stage who are no more with us today. Remembering great tiatr artistes of yester years namely Souza Ferrao, Minguel Rod, M. Boyer, Alexinho de Candolim, Jacint Vaz, Young Menezes, etc he paid rich tributes to these leaders of Konkani stage and admitted that he learnt a lot about tiatr, acting, singing from these pioneers of tiatr. He advised the tiatr artistes of today to pay due respect to the artistes of yester years who are the foundation of the tiatr stage of today.

C. D’Silva who is over 75 years of age and who contributed immensely to the progress of tiatr stage for the last 60 years, advised the present generation of tiatr artistes to be sincere and dedicated to the tiatr stage, believe in hard work and that success will come running after them, because he believe in the proverb “Hard work is the key to success”.

Earlier Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG welcomed the gathering. Later  Shri. Victor de Sa, Member Secretary of TAG proposed a vote of thanks. The function was compered by Shri. Joy Fernandes, Programme Officer of TAG. Rev Fr. Pratap Naik, s.j Director of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Fr. Conceicao D’Silva, Parish Priest of Taleigao Church, Dr. Jerry Rodrigues and numerous artistes including Socorro de Santa Cruz, Clara, Jessie Dias, Star of Curtorim, Cezar D’Melo, Bonifacio Dias, etc were among the audience.


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