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Menino de Bandar interacts with his fans

Menino de Bandar unfolded his life history during the monthly programme ‘Kolakorak Bhett’ – ‘Meet the Artiste’ organized by Tiatr Academy Goa on 23rd September 2011. Narrating his life history, Menino de Bandar disclosed his struggle of poverty during his childhood and gave credit to his mother for bringing him up under difficult conditions. Poverty is the greatest disadvantage in life he stated. However, those who face poverty with determination are bound to succeed in life he stressed.

Speaking further he said that his play ‘Sucorrina’ which had a run of 215 shows made him popular among the Goan masses. Menino who started his acting carrier on ‘Zomnivoilo Khell’ proudly states that it was ‘Zomnivoilo Khell’ that gave him the required experience and courage to be one of the most successful directors of Non – Stop Tiatrs.


Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG presenting a memento to Menino De Bandar
Menino de Bandar with his family & President of TAG

Answering questions, Menino de Bandar stated that he never was/is after money. It is the recognition that matters and for that he is grateful to the Almighty and to all his fans he concluded.

Earlier Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG welcomed the gathering and said that the monthly programme ‘Kolakorak Bhett’ is video recorded and preserved for posterity in the library of TAG. The President also presented a memento to Menino de Bandar as a memory of being the artiste of the month in the programme ‘Kolakorak Bhett’. Dr. Fr. Pratap Naik, Director of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Dr. Jerry Rodrigues, Dr. Kiran Kerkar, artistes like Sheik Amir, Clara Dias and numerous members of dramatic troupe of Menino de Bandar attended the function among others.

Shri. Victor de Sa, Member Secretary of TAG proposed a vote of thanks. Shri. Joy Fernandes Cultural Organiser compered the function.

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