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Rico Rod Entertains His Fans

Rico Rod, veteran artiste of tiatr stage entertained his fans during the monthly programme ‘Kolakorak Bhett’ – Meet the Artiste, organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa on 28th July 2011 at the Conference Hall of TAG, Campal Trade Centre, Campal, Panjim.

Rico Rod at the age of 80 regaled the audiences with dialogues and expressions of his acting during his prime time on tiatr stage. He even rendered a beautiful song along with his wife Matilda Rodrigues.

Although memory fails him at times, yet he recounted numerous experiences of the lives of tiatr artistes of the past. He disclosed that he had walked long distance along with the bag of his costumes in order to stage tiatrs. He also informed his fans that he used to give at least Rs. 5/- everyday to his wife in order to take care of the family.

Answering numerous questions from his fans, he responded that late Minguel Rod, was one of the greatest artistes tiatr has produced, while late C. Alvares was the best director of his times. He remembered numerous stalwarts of tiatr stage namely Souza Ferrao, Mohana, Cecilia and others and stated that they too contributed a lot for the development of tiatr.

His wife Matilda Rodrigues, speaking at the request of his fans stated that Rico Rod was not only a good actor, director and singer but he was a good husband and father too to his children. Rico Rod’s family including his children attended the function.

Among the tiatr celebrities Cyriaco Dias, Jr. Rod, C. D’Silva, Jessie Dias, Platilda, Anil Kumar, Bonifacio Dias and others attended the function. On behalf of TAG a memento was presented to Mr. Rico Rod.

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.

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