Sharon Mazerello speaking
Late Guilhermina Leitao popularly known as Meena Leitao, a talented actress, singer and well known writer and director of tiatr stage (wife of famous tiatr personality late Christopher Leitao) passed away on 11th Nov 2016.
The Tiatr Academy of Goa will be holding a special Condolence Meet to pay rich tributes of love and respect to the departed soul of Meena Leitaoon Wednesday, the 7th December, 2016 at 4:30 pm at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Fatorda, Margao Goa.
Condolence of the Four Tiatr Artiste
Tiatr Academy of Goa held a Condolence Meet on Tuesday,the 24th January, 2017 at the Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy of Goa, Campal, Panaji to pay tributes to 4 stalwarts of Konkani Tiatr stage viz Daniel Salvador Lemos popularly known as S. Lemos, a versatile singer of the tiatr stage, Peter Gomes, a very good singer and a composer, Marshal Fernandes popularly known as Marshal Rose, a talented musician and Domingose Joao Fernandes, a very good actor, who passed away in the months of December 2016 and January 2017.
The Vice President of TAG, Shri William Fernandes in his address expressed his deep sorrow on the demise of these 4 personalities and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family members who were present for the meet. Veteran tiatrist Shri Cyriaco Dias and Shri. Antonio Rodrigues (cousin brother of Shri. Domingos Joao Fernandes) also spoke on the lives of these late tiatr artistes.
Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, Member Secretary of TAG whilepaying his tributes also thanked everyone who came to show their solidarity towards the family members of these departed souls.
Vice President Shri. William Fernandes and Member Secretary Shri. Jose A. presenting a portrait of late Agnelo Dias to his wife
Vice President Shri. William Fernandes and Member Secretary Shri. Jose A. presenting a portrait of late Jose Agostinho Fernandes to his wife
Tiatr Academy of Goa held a Condolence Meet on Friday,the 31st March, 2017 at the Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy of Goa, Campal, Panaji to pay tributes totwo stalwarts of Konkani Tiatr stage who passed away recently viz Jose Agostinho Fernandes popularly known as A. Friend (brother of late tiatr artiste Tony Friend), an excellent composer and singer and Mastro Agnelo Dias, a trumpeter par excellence, who made tremendous contribution to Konkani music for over 40 years.
The Vice President of TAG, Shri. William Fernandes in his address expressed his deep sorrow on the premature death of these 2 personalities and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family members who were present for the meet. Others who spoke on the lives of these artistes were Socorro De St. Cruz, Fermino Fernandes, Luis Roncon, Brazinho Soares, Wilson Mazarello, Peter Barbosa and Tomazinho Cardozo.
TAG presented the framed portraits of these late tiatr artistes to their family members.
Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, Member Secretary of TAG whilepaying his tributes also thanked everyone who came to show their solidarity towards the family members of these departed souls.
Family of late Josinho D’Souza
Tiatr Academy of Goa held a Condolence Meet on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in the Black Box of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, to pay tributes to Musician Josinho D’Souza, who passed away on 8th May, 2017.An acclaimed Saxophonist, Josinho’s contribution to tiatr music was exemplary. He arranged and provided music for around 3000 tiatrs all over Goa and other States of India as well as in Gulf countries and London.The President of TAG, Shri. Agostinho Temudoin his welcome address expressed his deep sorrow on the passing away of this great personality and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family members who were present for the meet. Others who spoke on the life of this artiste were Osvi Viegas, Angelo D’Souza, Wilson Mazarelloand Anthony San
TAG presented a framed portrait of late Josinhoto his family members. Shri. William Fernandes, Vice President of TAG whilepaying his tributes also thanked everyone who came to show their solidarity towards the family members of late Josinho.
Shri. William Fernandes, Vice President of TAG presenting a portrait of late Star of Arrossim to his Wife Avelina Antao and his Son Savio. Member Secretary Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues are are also seen.
TAG Condoles Death of Star of Arossim
Tiatr Academy of Goa organized a Condolence Meet on 2nd August, 2016 at Conference Hall of TAG, Panaji to pay tributes to the departed soul of an excellent veteran Tiatr actor, composer and singer Alegro Roque Theodorio Antao popularly known as Star of Arossim who passed away on 20th July, 2016.
The meet began by paying floral tributes to the portrait of Star of Arossim by TAG Vice President William Fernandes, Member Secretary Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, his widow Avelina Antao, son Savio and other family members, Council Members of TAG, Tiatrists and Tiatr lovers present for the meet.
The TAG Vice President William Fernandes in his welcome address, expressed his profound grief on the passing away one of the finest writer and singer of Konkani stage Star of Arossim and offered his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
His widow Avelina Antao while speaking said how blessed she was to have a husband like Star of Arossim and was grateful to God for giving them over 50 years of marital bliss. She recollected the tragedy that struck them in their life when they lost their first child, a son at birth, and thereafter, their next child Savio who is here today by her side, was born after a gap of 7 years.
Savio, son of Star of Arossim in his address to the audience said he never took interest to follow in his father’s footsteps and lamented how he repents today for never seeing his acting and singing on the stage. He recollected his father always saying that his love for Tiatr can never be measured in terms of money and how the yesteryears tiatrists were living in unity and as a family.
Senior Tiatrist and comrade of Star of Arossim, Cyriaco Dias while expressing his deep sorrow on the passing away of his dear friend said how the once upon a time famed Tiatr Group from the then Bombay is getting smaller and smaller day by day as one by one of their colleagues, who are gone old, are leaving for their heavenly destination. He disclosed how close he was to Star of Arossim and recollected many funny incidents those took place during their acting career in Bombay.
The former President of TAG Tomazinho Cardozo while offering his condolences to the family of Star of Arossim said he was a very good composer and a gifted singer and he will be always remembered for the immortal ‘Duos’ ‘San Joao’ and
‘Chedeacho Baltim’ which he rendered with C. Alvares and Alfred Rose respectively. These popular songs are sung today mostly for happy occasions i.e. on the Feast of Sao Joao and Christening ceremonies in every household of Goans all over the world. He urged his son Savio, whose voice he found to be typical like his father, to give a try in singing. He also regretted for not being present in Goa for his funeral. He assured to bring out a write-up on Star of Arossim very soon as he possesses a photograph of his which he had presented to him during his visit to his house some years back requesting him to preserve it to write on him after his death.
Senior Tiatr artiste Wilson Mazarelo in his address said that he very much regrets for never getting a chance to act and sing with Star of Arossim as when he first stepped on the stage as a young boy, Star of Arossim had already left the Tiatr stage and went abroad for better prospects. He made special mention of Star of Arossim for rendering his melodious second voice to famous singers like C. Alvares , Alfred Rose and others.
Others who spoke on Star of Arossim was his admirer and a friend from St. Estevam Mr. Estevam M. Varela who worked in USA for many years before his retirement and settling down to Goa. Two senior artistes Jessie Dias and John Claro while speaking said although they never got an opportunity to act with him, the rich contribution made by Star of Arossim to Tiatr with his excellent compositions and melodious voice is to be appreciated.
Member Secretary Jose Alexandre Rodrigues proposed a Vote of Thanks and Jess Luz, JCA coordinated in organizing the meet.
Jose Alexandre Rodrigues
Shri. Agostinho Temudo, President of TAG presenting a portrait of late Jr. Rod to his brother Vincent Rodrigues. Vice President Shri. William Fernandes and Member Secretary Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues are are also seen.
Jr. Rod’s Death Condoled
Tiatr Academy of Goa organized a condolence meet on 6th July, 2016 at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao to pay tributes to the departed soul of an excellent lyricist, composer, singer and actor late Julio Hilario Purificacao Rodrigues popularly known as Jr. Rod, who passed away on 20th June 2016.
The meet began with the TAG President Agostinho Temudo offering floral tributes to the portrait of Jr.Rod followed byVice President William Fernandes, Member Secretary Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, Jr. Rod’s brother, Vincent Rodrigues along with the family members and all others present for the meet.
The President of TAG Agostinho Temudo in his welcome address expressed his profound grief on the passing away of one of the finest Konkani stage singer Jr.Rod and offered his heartfelt condolences to his family.Vincent Rodriguessaid that he usedto feel very proud of his brother’s unique voice and was left shatteredon 20th June and he will not be able to hear thisvoice anymore. He thanked TAG for organizing this meet and also all those who have gathered here to pay their homage to his late brother.
The former President and Executive Member of TAG, Tomazinho Cardozo while offering his condolences said that it is a great loss for the tiatr stage, as we have lost an excellent artiste. He also mentioned that late Jr.Rod was only 7 years old when he debuted on the tiatr stage. He said that his composing of songs was outstanding and just cannot be compared with any other present day artistes.
Another famous tiart personality Wilson Mazarello (Wilmix) while narrating his association with Jr.Rod, said he was a worthy successor to his illustrious father late Minguel Rod, who was a gifted and an experienced composer and singer and recollected acting in many of his tiatrs in Goa as well as in Mumbai along with his co-signer Josephine Dias.
Others who paid rich tributes to Jr. Rod were, Joaquim Fernandes, a trio artiste and a very close colleague of Jr. Rod, Veronica Fernandes,Jose Mascarenhas and C.D.Silva. Also Joaquim Fernandes from Raia, Anthony San and Lawry Travasso, besides speaking on his life, also rendered a few lines of Jr.Rod’s hit songs.
Prince Jacob speaking
Rico Rod’s death condoled
Tiatr Academy of Goa organized a Condolence Meet on 10th June 2016 at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao in order to pay tributes to the departed soul of veteran lyricist, tiatr artiste and film maker, RichardoVincente Rodrigues popularly known as Rico Rod who passed away recently.
The meet began with the TAG President AgostinhoTemudo leading the gathering in paying floral tributes to the portrait of Rico Rod followed by William Fernandes, Vice President, Member Secretary Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, family members and all others present for the meet. Matilda, widow of late Rico Rod along with her daughters was present for the meet.
While paying his tribute to Rico, Prince Jacob, former President of TAG said that Rico was always a fun loving person. He thanked Rico’s wife and children for sacrificing and supporting Rico in all his endeavours till his death. He acknowledged that Rico contributed not only for tiatrs but also for Konkani cinema by spending his hard earned money. He suggested that TAG may institute an award in Rico’s name and bestow it upon an artiste who has contributed for Konkani Cinema on the occasion of Konkani Cinema Day.
Cyriaco Dias, a senior tiatr artiste and freedom fighter reminisced his old memories with his best friend Rico describing his character during their stay in Mumbai. Shri. Wilson Mazarello, a noted tiatrist said that when his biography will be written, Rico’s name will definitely find a place in it because at his prime youth,it was Rico who gave him a break in one of his tiatr ‘Bekar Patrao’. He further added that during those days it was very difficult for a new comer to enter the arena of tiatr. Another tiatr personality Shri. Mario Menezes said that although Rico’shealth did not permit him to come on the tiatr stage due to his old age, he along with his wife always used to attend most of the Konkani programmes which showed their love for tiatr. Bosco, nephew of Rico said that Rico was so passionate of Konkani drama that, even after losing his memory, he was enthusiastic to go on the stage and sing. Even at any family function, he always entertained the gathering with his songs of comic nature. He and his wife were very fond of dancing and never used to miss the steps on the beat of music. He will always be missed by them.
Rico’s wife Matilda spoke on the occasion and sang a few lines of a song composed by Rico which they always used to sing together before he lost his memory in an accident. Rico’s daughter Manlyna also recollected the memories of her father and thanked TAG for holding this meet.
Personalities from tiatr fraternity namely Sharon Mazarello, Premanand and Priti Lotlikar, Agnelde Borim, John de Parra, Vincent de Nagoa, etc attended the meet.
Earlier Shri. Agostinho Temudo, President of TAG welcomed the gathering. Later Shri. William Fernandes, Vice President of TAG proposed a vote of thanks. Jess Luz, JCA coordinated in organizing the condolence meet.
Menino de Bandar speaking
Lawrence De Tiracol & Comedian Alcin’s death condoled
The Tiatr Academy of Goa organized a special Condolence Meet on 23rd May 2016 at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao to pay tributes to the departed souls of renowned lyricist and tiatr artiste Lourenco A. Fernandes (Lawrence de Tiracol) and another well-known tiatr artiste Aleixo Afonso (Comedian Alcin) who passed away recently. The widow of Lawrence de Tiracol Mrs. Conception Fernandes with her daughter Mrs. Lorna and widow of Comedian Alcin Mrs. Maria Santana Afonso were present for the meet.
In his address, ace tiatr director Shri. Menino de Bandar said that Comedian Alcin has served in his troupe for almost 40 years. He was very hardworking and a jovial personwho always supported the troupe as his family. He will be remembered for his role as ‘Kirkiro’ in his record breaking tiatr ‘Socorine’. Many a times, he used to be on the spot substitute without any complaints for other directors when their regular artistes failed to turn up for the show due to unavoidable circumstances.
Smt. Jessie Dias, a senior tiatr artiste recollected that she and Lawrence de Tiracol first stepped together as child artistes on the tiatr stage in her brother’s tiatr entitled ‘Eksuro’ in Mumbai. They both rendered a duet in that tiatr which shot them in to fame. She sang a few lines of that song as a mark of tribute to her childhood friend late Lawrence de Tiracol who was fondly known as ‘Elvis Presley’ for his style of singing by his friends in the colony in Mumbai where they stayed. She also made a mention of Comedian Alcin with whom she acted and how he used to give respect to the senior artistes like her.
Shri. Joaquim Barbosa, one of the fans of Lawrence de Tiracol told those gathered that late Lawrence de Tiracol was a composer par excellence. Shri. Alvaro Gomes said that it was Lawrence de Tiracol who was responsible for Lorna’s comeback from self-exile of 25 years and make her sing again. He also remembered Comedian Alcin whom he used to see acting in Khell-Tiatrs during his childhood days. Smt. Lorna, daughter of Lawrence de Tiracol thanked the TAG and the gathering for organizing this special condolence meeting.
Tony Cabral speaking
Ophelia & Oslando’s death condoled
Tiatr Academy of Goa held a special condolence meet on 4th April 2016 at the Black Box of Ravindra Bhavan,Margao to pay rich tributes to the departed souls of the two veteran artistes, tiatrist Ophelia Cabral and folklorist Oslando de Souza who passed away in Mumbai, recently.
Besides their family members, a large number of fans, friends and tiatrists made their presence felt for the meet to pay their respects to these artistes who have contributed immensely to tiatr and Konkani music. The condolence meet commenced with the TAG President Agostinho Temudo leading the gathering in paying floral tributes to the portraits of these two artistes followed by Member Secretary Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, Tony Cabral, brother of Ophelia and all others present for the meet.
The President made his introductory speech on the lives of both the artistes. He expressed his regrets for delay in holding this meet due to pre-occupation of TAG with its various important events which came in its way. Late Ophelia’s brother Tony Cabral said Ophelia has been his backbone, a mentor, a guide and everything, a mother in true sense as after his father’s death at an early age, the mantle of supporting the whole family fell on the shoulders of Ophelia, who gave him good education and instilled in him the true values of life. He said that he will never forget her till his death as whatever he is today, it is because of Ophelia.
General Council Member of TAG Jessie Dias reminisced that whenever any co-artiste used to face difficulty, Ophelia always used to give them moral support. Senior tiatristCyriaco Dias who played many roles with Ophelia said till today there is no replacement for Ophelia on the Konkani stage. He requested the TAG to initiate something to keep the memory of such artistes alive.
Executive Council Member of TAG Mario Menezes said Ophelia’s acting was so intense that her only one word “baba” used to bring tears in the eyes of the audience. She always used to say that the stage is our second mother and we should always respect it. PremanandLotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi and TAG’s Executive Council Member said Ophelia has carved a niche in the hearts of Konkani lovers and will always be remembered.
Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas recollected a devotional song ‘Noman Marie’ for which late Oslando had specially composed music for him to sing at a concert at Saligao on the occasion of Centenary Celebrations of Mae De Deus Church, Saligao in the year 1973. Although, Oslando was based in Bombay throughout his life, he had specially come down to Goa on this occasion by bringing famous Saligao born musicians from Bombay and also in combination with musicians of Saligao who were based in Goa, he formed a special orchestra of the musicians for the occasion. On the first day, he conducted a choir and on the next day he presented a grand musical show for the Saligaonkars.
Wilson Mazarello, a noted tiatr artistesaidthat the new talent of women actors from various places always dreamt of being like Ophelia. He said thathe even remembersthe girls in Goa used to make a beeline to get a glimpse of Ophelia and other Bombay artistes for their trendy new fashioned dresses when they used to come to Goa. He further said that most of these female Goan artistes from Bombay are products of late C. Alvares and whoever be it a girl or boy, trained under C. Alvares have never failed. While acting, Ophelia used to put her whole self in that role. He pointed out that even late Antonette de Calangute who used to do good tragic roles always used to say that she has learnt a lot by watching Ophelia. Speaking on Oslando he said he remembers when this highly talented musician entered the market with his first cassette album ‘PoiloPaus’ which had taken the Konkani Musicloversby storm. His contribution towards Goan folklore is noteworthy.
C. D’Silva, a senior tiatrist and General Council Member of TAG saidthat he has seen many lady artistes but no one can be compared to Ophelia. She had a sweet voice and was a very understanding personality. Arlindo de Miranda said although Ophelia was known for her tragedy roles, if given a comic role she used to perform it with equal ease. He recollected her comic role with late M. Boyer in the tiatr ‘XezariKombo’. God had given her a natural voice to sing different types of particular songs. Remembering Oslando, he said that by introducing ‘Tabla’ in his orchestras, Oslando brought more taste to music. He was a complete musician.
C. D’Silva speaking on the late artistes
Death of 3 tiatr artistes – Caetano, Luis and Rafael condoled
Tiatr Academy of Goa held a Condolence Meet at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on 3rd November 2015 to condole the death of 3 stalwarts of Konkani Tiatr stage viz Caetano Inacio Goes, a well-known script writer, director and lyrics composer of his time and two talented musicians of tiatr stage Luis Henrique Carmo Rebello and Rafael Pereira, who passed away recently.
The President of TAG, Shri. Agostinho Temudo in his address expressed his deep sorrows on the demise of these 3 personalities and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family members who were present for the meet. Others who spoke on the lives of these late artistes were Mario Menezes, Menino de Bandar, C. D’Silva, Alvaro Gomes, Victor D’Cunha, Clint Furtado and Joy Fernandes.
Shri. William Fernandes, Vice President of TAG while paying his tributes also thanked everyone who came in large numbers to show their solidarity towards the family members of these departed souls.
Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, Member Secretary of TAG also attended the meet. Shri. Jess Luz, JCA, compered.
Vishnu Surya Wagh speaking on the occasion
Comedian F. X. Almeida, Anil Kumar and Zeferino de Calangute’s death condoled
A condolence meet was organised by the Tiatr Academy of Goa on 19th February 2015 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao to condole the death of three prominent personalities of the tiatr stage namely Francis Xavier Almeida popularly known as Comedian F. X. Almeida, Anil C. Devulkar (Anil Kumar) and Hilario Zeferino Silveira (Zeferin de Calangute).
After offering flowers to the portraits of the late artistes, Vishnu Surya Wagh, Hon’ble MLA of St. Andre Constituency and well-known theatre personality, Reginald Lourenco, MLA, Curtorim, Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, Alex Silveira (Cousin of Zeferin), Eddie Fernandes (son of Tony Sax), Tousif de Navelim, Adv. Mike Mehta (tiatrist), Michael Gracias (tiatrist), Abdonio Rodrigues (Musician/drummer) and Bonifacio Dias (tiatrist/film producer) shared their experiences with these late artistes and lauded their contribution towards the tiatr stage.
The meet was presided over by Shri Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG. He spoke on the lives of these late artistes. He said that Anil Kumar was not only a good actor, but also a well-disciplined person who always valued time. Shri Premanand Lotlikar said that very few people of this generation know about the contribution of F.X Almeida. In 70’s he emerged as a versatile comedian. Speaking on Anil Kumar, Shri Vishnu Surya Wagh said “I had very cordial attachment to Anil. He was a multifaceted personality, a good writer, director, actor and lyricist. He bravely fought his sickness which he never showed on the stage”. Adv. Mike Mehta said that he has seen only one actor who came from Marathi stage to tiatr and having good knowledge of natya shastra, who was Anil Kumar. Shri. Reginaldo Lourenco said that all these late artistes have left behind good footprints for others to follow. Reminiscing Anil, Shri Michael Gracias, who had taken a break from Tiatr, said that if he has come back on tiatr stage after a long gap of 10 years, it was all because of Anil Kumar’s persuation. Shri Alex Silveira narrated how Zeferin used to organize tiatrs for his village boys of Calangute every time when he visited Goa while he was in Gulf. He always used to cast professional tiatrists like M. Boyer, Jacint Vaz, etc. in those tiatrs without keeping a tab on his pocket.
Prince Jacob, President of TAG speaking on the occasion
Death of Kamalakant Chari, Tony King and Jose Rod de Parra condoled
A condolence meet was organised by the Tiatr Academy of Goa on 4th July 2014 at its Conference Hall to remember three tiatr artistes namely Kamalakant Chari, a talented stage set designer, Anthony Alvares (Tony King) a versatile drummer and actor and Jose Francisco Rodrigues (Jose Rod de Parra) popular artiste of the tiatr stage.
After offering flowers to the portraits of the late artistes, the speakers Shirish Naik, Anil Kumar, Tomazinho Cardozo and others shared their experiences with these late artistes and lauded their contribution towards the tiatr stage.
Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG and Joe Rose, Vice President of TAG also spoke highly about the support rendered by these artistes to the tiatr stage.
Prominent among those present were Irene Cardozo, Jessie Dias, Fatima D’Souza, Antonette Mendes besides the family members of the late artistes and others.
Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG presenting a portrait of late Prisco Corte to Rosy Alvares
Prisco Corte’s death condoled
The tiatr stage lost another artiste Prisco Corte at a young age.
A condolence meet was organised by TAG on 14th May 2014 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao in his memory.
A humble person, Prisco had married to stage artiste Rosy Alvares and has one daughter. Speaking on the occasion, the speakers Mario Menezes, Prince Jacob, President of TAG and others spoke highly about Prisco and his exemplary human qualities.
Prominent among others who attended the meet are Lawry Travasso, Sabina, Sharon Mazarello, Bonifacio Dias, Ben Evangelisto, Bonny Pereira, John Hatts, Prisco’s family members and fellow villagers.
Rosy Alvares thanked Tiatr Academy of Goa for organising the said meet and also those who had gathered and offered tributes to her late husband.
Menino de Bandar speaking on the occasion
Antonette de Calangute’s death condoled
A condolence meet was organised by Tiatr Academy of Goa to condole the death of one of the most versatile tiatr artiste Antonette de Calangute who passed away after suffering from renal failure.
The condolence meet was held on 21st March 2014 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
The meet began by offering floral tributes to the photo of late Antonette de Calangute by Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG followed by her husband Bonifacio Pereira and family members and tiatr artistes present.
Speakers who spoke on the occasion viz. Roseferns, Menino de Bandar, Anil Kumar, Bonifacio Dias and others paid rich tributes to the departed soul and praised Antonette’s talent of acting.
Shri Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG and Shri Joe Rose, Vice President of TAG also spoke highly about Antonette de Calangute.
Antonette’s husband Bonifacio Pereira thanked all especially those people who had helped them during her prolonged illness and at times of distress.
Prominent tiatr artistes viz. Patrick Dourado, C. D’Silva, Marcus Vaz, Xavier Gomes, Vitorino Pereira, A. Friend, Eddie Mascarenhas, Spirit Fernandes, Connie M, Jessie Dias, Clara, etc were also present on the occasion.
Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG presenting a portrait of late Jack Souza Ferrao to his family members
TAG pays tribute to late Jack Souza Ferrao.
Jack Souza Ferrao a well known tiatr artiste of his times passed away on 25th November 2013. In order to condole his death, Tiatr Academy of Goa organised a condolence meet on 9th January 2014 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
The meet began with the President of TAG Shri Jacob Fernandes and others offering floral tributes to the photo of late Jack. Several tiatr personalities attended the meet and spoke on the occasion and also offered condolences to his bereaved wife and other family members.
Prominent amongst those who were present were Osvi Viegas, Anil Kumar, Eddie Mascarenhas, Edlin Souza Ferrao, Jude Souza Ferrao and others.
Musician Agnelo Dias pays tributes to Late Rosali through music
TAG condoles Rosalia’s Death
A Condolence Meet was organised by Tiatr Academy on 25th September 2013 at 4.00 p.m. at TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal Trade Centre, Panjim to pay homage to the young tiatr artiste Rosalia Rodrigues from Ribander who died recently.
The speakers Irene Cardozo, Tomazinho Cardozo, etc paid tributes to late Rosalia in their speechs and said that in her death Tiatr Stage has lost a very dedicated artiste who died at a young age. Mestri Agnel Dias rendered a beautiful piece on his trumpet which Rosalia once sang in some tiatr.
The meet was presided by TAG’s President Shri Jacob Fernandes and seated on the dais was Rosalia’s Cousin Semenca Rebello.
Prominent among the others who attended the meet were Shri Octavio Rodrigues, T. Britton, J.P ,etc.
P. Agnelo speaking at the meet
Tributes Paid To Tiatr Artistes Fr. Planton, J.X. Miranda
In a condolence meet held on 20th Sept 2013 at Ravindra Bhavan Margao, Rich Tributes were paid to late. Fr. Planton Faria and late. J.X. Miranda two of the versatile tiatr writers and directors who had contributed immensely to the tiatr stage during their life time.
Speaking on the occasion Fr. Caetano da Costa Director of Clergy home Margao and also a tiatr writer highlighted the contribution of Fr. Planton Faria to the tiatr stage and the Goan literature he said that Priests and the tiatrist have a similarity in propagating and preaching the message truth, love, social awareness,etc. The only difference is the former uses the pulpit while the latter does it from the stage.
Tiatr artiste Anil Kumar also spoke on the occasion and narrating his life experiences with Fr. Planton Faria said that he was a noble soul and will always remain alive through his writings.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Peter D’silva nephew of J.X. Miranda and tiatr artiste P.Agnelo while speaking P. Agnelo stated that J.X. Miranda was his mentor and a guide who always loved Goa and most of his tiatr and songs were Centered on Goa and issues related to Goa.
Shri.Prince Jacob President of TAG presided over the function. He requested the family members of J.X. Miranda to hand over his writings if any for publication so that he remains active forever. He praised Fr. Planton Faria’s efforts in contributing towards the tiatr though being a priest had other duties to perform.
The function was attended by Sara Faria, Aurabella Crasto Sister-in-law and niece of Fr. Faria and Francisco X. Miranda son and other family members of late J.X. Miranda others present on the occasion were tiatr artistes, Eddie Mascarenhas, Piety Fernandes.
Shri. Joy Fernandes Cultural Oraganiser of TAG compered the function and proposed the vote of thanks.
TAG condoled death of August 13, Luciano Dias ,Francisco Borges & Joao Sequeira
A condolence meet was organized by Tiatr Academy Goa on August 21st 2013 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao to condole the death of veteran tiatr artistes Luciano Dias, Francisco Brges and Joao Sequeira who passed away recently. The meet was presided over by the President of TAG Shri Jacob Fernandes. While paying homage to all the three artistes the speakers hailed the valuable contributions of these to the tiatr stage.
Prominent tiatr artistes among others who spoke on the occasion were Anil Kumar, Cyriaco Dias, Anil Kumar, Fatima besides others. Some of the artistes who spoke narrated their experiences and close encounters with these artistes.
Family members of all three artistes attended the condolence meet.
Other tiatr artistes who attended the meet were Bonifacio Dias, A. Friend,William Fernandes, Musician Piety, etc.
Shri. Joy Fernandes, Cultural Organizer of TAG compered and Shri Victor de Sa , Member Secretary, Proposed the vote of thanks.
Condolence Meet to condole the death of Star of Curtorim held.
Vincent Florencio Fernandes popularly known as Star of Curtorim who passed away in the month of May 2013 was born on 27th February 1941 in Curtorim, Salcete Goa. Son of Joaquim Joao Fernandes and Maria Augusta Mascarenhas e Fernandes is also called by his tiatr fans as ‘Seza Pai’ because the most successful tiatr of Star of Curtorim was entitled ‘Seza Pai’.
Being enthusiastic about Konkani Tiatr and Konkani Song, Star of Curtorim wrote his 1st tiatr ‘Put Mhozo Bekar’ in 1959. The performance of tiatr was appreciated by people who gave him a boost to write more tiatrs in future. His 2nd tiatr was ‘Nirmilolem Jivit’.Then came his record breaking tiatr ‘Seza Pai’. This Tiatr was based on a true story and the popularity of ‘Seza Pai’ reached to such a height that the tiatr loving people started calling Star of Curtorim ‘Seza Pai’.
After his retirement from service he did not retire from the tiatr stage. He started staging his old tiatrs. He also wrote two new tiatrs namely ‘Izmol’ and ‘Maim Dukhi Sasumaim Sukhi’. Both tiatrs were successful.
For his valuable contribution to tiatr stage he has been felicitated by various cultural and social organizations:-
- He was felicitated by Kala Academy in 2008.
- In 2009 Government of Goa bestowed upon him the prestigious Goa State Cultural Award 2009
- Curtorim Jaycees Club also felicitated him in 2010.
In order to condole his death Tiatr Academy of Goa organized a condolence meet on Monday the 10th of June ,2013 at 4:00 p.m at the Black-Box, Ravindra Bhavan Margao.Many Tiatr personalities attended the meet. Shri Tomazinho Cardozo, Wilmix Mazarello, Osvy Viegas, Premanand Lotlikar, etc paid tributes to Seza Pai in the presence of Shri Prince Jacob, President of TAG.
The meet was also attended by other tiatr personalities like Sharon Mazarello, Irene Cardozo, Eddie Mascarenhas,Patrick Dourado, Cajie de Curtorim, A Friend, etc besides the family members of late Star of Curtorim.
Shri. Prince Jacob presenting a Portaraite of Late Shrirang Narvekar to his Wife
Shri. prince Jacob presenting a Portraite of Late Master Pereira
TAG Pays Homage to Srirang Narvekar & Master Pereira
Tiatr Academy of Goa had organized a condolence meet to condole the deaths of Srirang Narvekar and Master Pereira who have done a yeomen service towards the Goan tiatr on 25th March 2013 at TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal, Panjim.
The meet began with Shri. Prince Jacob, President of Tiatr Academy offering floral tributes to the photographs of the departed followed by everybody gathered. Prominent among those who spoke on the occassion were Shri. Joe Rose, Tomazinho Cardozo, Ciriaco Dias, Adv. Radharao Gracias, Annie de Colvale besides other.
The speakers highlighted the works of Late Narvekar and Late Master Pereira specially the contribution of the Narvekar to Tiatr stage during a time when there were no Auditoriums to stage Tiatr.
The meet was also attended by the close family Members of both the deceased artistes.
Family Members of Late Patrick Fernandes with Shri. Prince Jacob President of TAG
Shri. Rose Ferns former Vice President of TAG speaking on the occassion
Tiatr Artiste Patrick Fernandes no more-TAG Pays Tribute
Originally hailing from Verna, Shri. Patrick Fernandes a versatile tiatr artiste who has enthralled the tiatr audience passed away after a brief illness on 19th March 2013 at UK.
A very good singer and actor Patrick has served Roseferns Dramatic Troupe for about 7 years and used to always sing the opening chorus for the tiatrs he acted, directed by Shri. Roseferns. Besides this he has also acted for well-known tiatr directors like Prince Jacob, Ligorio Fernandes, Patrick Dourado, etc.
On behalf of the tiatr fraternity and the tiatr lovers, the Tiatr Academy of Goa organise a Condolence Meet to Condole his death on 26th April 2013 at the Black Box,Ravindra Bhavan,Margao
Tiatr Artiste Annie Quardros, Diana Fernandes, Roseferns, Ageena Fernandes and Conny . M etc. Attended the meet and paid tributes to the departered soul. The meet was also attended by Divina wife of Late Patrick Fernandes and his two daughters besides his sisters and other family members.
While speaking on the occasion Prince Jacob President of TAG, former Vice President of TAG Shri. Roseferns and Conny . M. Narratored how humbled and witty a person was Late Patrick Fernandes and express deep Shock and brief on his death at a young age. In his death the tiatr stage has lost a true and dedicated artiste.
Shri. Prince Jacob President of TAG offering Floral Tributes to the Portraite of Late Shalini Mardolkar
Shri. Tomazino Cardozo former President of TAG speaking on the Occassion
TAG Condoles Shalini’s Death
Shalini Mardolkar one of the most versatile actress of her time who mesmerized the audience with her acting abilities left for her heavenly abode on 7th January 2013. She was 73 and passed away peacefully at her Vassai residence. Once a very beautiful lady with stunning looks Shalini was not keeping in good health due to her old age.
Goan’s will always remember Shalini in the role of Mother Mary which she enacted in the religious drama ‘Sat Dukhi’ directed by late J.P. Souzalin. The audience tagged her ‘Dukhant Bhorloli Saibinn Maim’ for her outstanding acting in this role.
Shalini was the recipient of Tiatr Academy’s Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Award 2009 for her valuable contribution towards the tiatr stage. She has also given outstanding performances in Konkani films like ‘Nirmonn’ and ‘Mhoji Ghorkan’ besides performing in Marathi and Gujrati dramas.
On behalf of all the tiatr fraternity and the tiatr lovers Tiatr Academy condoles the death of this great personality and express hearth felt sympathies towards her bereaved family and pray that the Almighty may bless her with eternal life.
- She stepped on the Marathi drama stage for the first time when she was only five years old during yearly Zatra celebrations.
- She joined Prabhat Theatre Company in Pune and excelled on Marathi professional stage. She acted in Gujrati dramas too.
- She entered the Tiatr stage in 1949 when she did the lead role along with late C. Alvares in the Tiatr “Bhav-Bhoinn” written and directed by Anthony Franklin Coelho
- She went on to act in countless Tiatrs produced and directed by every top-notch of Tiatr stage particularly C. Alvares, M. Boyer, Prem Kumar, Souzalino, Alfred Rose, Robin Vaz, Jacinto Vaz and others.
- She created a lasting impression in the minds of tiatr lovers of Goa and elsewhere when she acted as Mother Mary in the religious drama “Sat Dukhi” directed by Souzalino. Tiatr goers adored her for her superb acting as their ‘Dukhant bhorloli Saibinn Maim’
- Besides acting she also wrote and directed a tiatr “Korta to Bhogta”
- As a Konkani film heroine, to this day, Shalini remains unequalled. She dished out stand-out performances in the films “Nirmonn” and “Mhoji Ghorkarn”.
- Her superlative acting in ‘Nirmonn’ fetched her the national award which she received from the then Prime Minister of India, late Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
- Another highlight of ‘Nirmonn’ was the lullaby “Dol Mhojea Bai” sung and acted by Shalini which has become immortal in every Goan house. That it continues to be hummed by practically every mother in Goa to this day, is proof of the fact that its soothing impact is still intact.
- Shalini, a versatile actress of that time, has given a new dimension to acting in Tiatrs.
TAG had organised a Condolence Meet in her honour on 14th January 2013 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Speaking on the occasssion Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo former President of Tiatr Academy paid rich Tributes to Late Shalini Mardolkar. Tiatr Artiste Ciriaco Dias, Anil Kumar, Wilson Mazarello and Fatima D’souza also spoke on the occasion in the presence of Prince Jacob President of TAG and Shri.Joe Rose Vice President of TAG.
Shri Joy Fernandes Cultural organiser, TAG compeered the meet.
Cyriaco Dias speaking on the occasion
TAG condoled death of Remmie Colaco
A condolence meet was organized by Tiatr Academy Goa on 10th April 2012 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao to condole the death of veteran tiatr artiste Remmie Colaco who passed away on 23rd March 2012 after a brief illness. The meet was presided over by Member Secretary of TAG Shri. Victor de Sa and moderated by the Ex-President of TAG Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo. While paying homeage to Remmie Colaco Mr. Cardozo hailed the two valuable contributions of late Remmie Colaco to the tiatr stage. He also requested the audience to come out with a monograph of these late artistes with the help of Tiatr Academy Goa.
Prominent tiatr artistes among others who spoke on the occasion were Anil Kumar, Cyriaco Dias, Master Vaz, Hortencio Pereira, Premanand Lotlikar, Hortencio Pereira, Willy Fernandes and Teotonio D’Costa. Anthony San rendered the very famous composition of Remmie Colaco ‘Ankvar Mariechem Dukh’.
Some of the artistes who spoke narrated their experiences and close encounters with Remmie Colaco. It was evident from their speeches that Remmie Colaco was a very jovial person and a thorough gentleman who never interfered with any of his fellow artistes in any manner. He was a very faithful husband and a great father to his three daughters namely Blanche, Sandra and Vallery. His daughters Blanche and Sandra along with their husbands attended the condolence meet. On behalf of his mother Juliet and her family Sandra in her speech expressed her gratitude to Tiatr Academy for organizing the condolence meet. She also thanked the Tiatr Academy and other members of the tiatr fraternity who were in touch and enquired about her father during the last 1½ year.
Other tiatr artistes who attended the meet were C.D’Silva, Wilson Mazarelo, Osvi Viegas, Angela Moraes, Sheik Amir, Patrick Dourado, Leslie, Eddie Mascarenhas, A. Friend, etc.
Shri. Joy Fernandes, Cultural Organizer of TAG compered and proposed a vote of thanks.
Daughter of Anthony Goansaves Speaks on the occassion
Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) condoled the deaths of Anthony Gonsalves, Antonio Moraes and Mathew Perry, the Goan artistes who expired recently in a special condolence meeting organized by TAG on 22nd February 2012 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
The condolence meeting started by observing one minute silence for the tragic deaths of students and others in the bus tragedy at Calvim Goa.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri.Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG highlighted the immense contribution of late Anthony Gonsalves to Konkani as well as Bollywood music. Speaking on Antonio Moraes, Mr.Cardozo said that he was a good musician as well as writer and director of Khell & Khell-Tiatrs. Mathew Pereira was a singer, writer and actor who introduced many new faces on the tiatr stage, Mr.Cardozo concluded.
Speaking on the occasion, C.D’Silva expressed his shock due to the death of A.Moraes with whom he had a long association on the field of Khell-Tiatr. Osvi Viegas, another artiste of tiatr stage also remembered A.Moraes as a great director. He also paid rich tributes to Anthony Gonsalves and Mathew Perry for their contribution in music and tiatrs.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Anil Kumar, Premanand Sangodkar and Dr.Rafael Fernandes who remembered their experiences with the artistes who have given so much for the development of Konkani music and Konkani drama.
Piety Fernandes speaking at the condolence meet for William de Curtorim
William de Curtorim’s Death Condoled
Tiatr Academy Goa organized a condolence meet to mourn the sad demise of tiatrs popular singer William de Curtorim at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao recently. Speaking on the occasion Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG stated that William de Curtorim was a fearless singer and forcefully exposed misdeeds of people in high places including politicians through his inimitable songs. Shri. Roseferns, Vice President of TAG expressed that William de Curtorim’s name was very popular among the tiatr lovers in Goa as well as abroad due to his political songs.
Mr. C. D’Silva narrated his experiences with the late artiste William de Curtorim and disclosed that late William de Curtorim had to undergo numerous hardships in order to create a special niche for himself in the realm of tiatr.
Shri. Piety Fernandes expressed his grief at the sudden death of William de Curtorim and informed the audience that William could sing fast songs and hence he was called jetspeed singer of Konkani stage. Others who spoke on the occasion were Manuel Almeida and Anthony Cardozo.
His daughter Meera Menezes expressed her gratitude on behalf of Willaim’s family to Tiatr Academy Goa for organizing the condolence meet. She also thanked tiatr artistes for their support to William on the tiatr stage. His wife Jessie and other family members also attended the condolence meet.
Numerous artistes from tiatr fraternity namely Prince Jacob, Star of Curtorim, Patrick Dourado, Premanand Lotlikar, etc attended the condolence meet.
Philomena’s Death Condoled
“Philomena Braz e Crasto was a courageous lady who opened doors to other girls to enter the tiatr stage when there were social constraints for girls to act on the stage” said Mr. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi. He was speaking during the condolence meet organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa yesterday at Margao. Speaking further Shri. Lotlikar praised her qualities as a fine actress who enriched the tiatr stage by her acting and singing.
Wilson Mazarello, Anil Kumar, Jessie Dias, Bonifacio Dias, Fatima D’Souza and others spoke on the occasion and highlighted Philomena’s role as an actress and a singer. Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG in his address appealed to tiatr artistes to attend such meetings in large numbers because it should be the duty of tiatr artistes to pay his/her respect to the departed soul who has done a yeomen service to the cause of tiatr. Candida Crasto daughter of Philomena Braz and other family members attended the condolence meet. Shri. Joy Fernandes, Programme officer of TAG proposed a vote of thanks.
John Gomes (Kokoy’s) death Condoled
“John Gomes (Kokoy) was not only a tiatr artiste, a singer, lyricist or a director but he was also a writer of repute in Konkani as well as in English and that he used his talents very fruitfully in order to disseminate information about tiatr and tiatr artistes to the masses” said Tomazinho Cardozo, President of Tiatr Academy of Goa. Mr. Cardozo was speaking at the meeting organized by Tiatr Academy Goa to condole the death of Mr. John Gomes (Kokoy) at Margao on 9th June 2011. Speaking further, Mr. Cardozo stated that late John Gomes (Kokoy’s) writings include a book entitled ‘Tiatr Palkache Khambe’ in which he gave details of the lives of numerous tiatr artistes who are no more living today. He was working on another book on the lives of tiatr artistes who are living, which he could not complete due to his ill-health –Cardozo concluded.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Sharon Mazarello remembered John Gomes (Kokoy) as a friend who floated a fan-club in the name of Wilmix-Sharon and organized numerous activities through that club. Agnel de Borim suggested that his writings should be collected and published in the book form. Premanand Lotlikar, remembering his association with late John Gomes (Kokoy) stated that not only tiatr stage but the Konkani movement lost a very progressive writer.
Anil Kumar, Teotonio D’Costa, Master Vaz, Jessie Dias and Sabina also spoke on various facets of life of late John Gomes (Kokoy)
Dr. Francisco Colaco, a prominent Margao based doctor and Cultural activist, Altinho Gomes, General Secretary of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, Vincy Quadros, Vice President of Goa Konkani Akademy, Roseferns, Vice President of Tiatr Academy Goa and veteran and popular tiatr artistes namely John Claro, Anthony San, C D’Silva, Diana, Socorro de Santa Cruz, etc attended the condolence meet. Besides John Gomes (Kokoy’s) brothers Franky and Balwin Gomes, sister Roffy Vaz and other family members also attended the meeting.
Webly Gomes, a member of John Gomes (Kokoy’s) family proposed a vote of thanks.
Rosary Ferns’s Death Condoled
“Rosary Ferns was not only a writer, director of tiatrs and singer of Konkani Songs but he was a promoter of Goan Culture in Goa as well as in Kuwait” stated Shri. Roseferns, the Vice-President of TAG while expressing his grief over the sudden death of Shri. Rosary Ferns on 12th January 2011 at Colva. He was speaking at the Condolence Meet yesterday organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa. Speaking further he said that in the death of Shri. Rosary Ferns the tiatr stage has lost a stalwart of Konkani stage who was responsible to entertain Goans in the Gulf with tiatr and tiatr related activities.
Prominent among others who spoke on the occasion are tiatrists, Jonh D’Silva, C. D’Silva, Marcus Vaz, Mario Menezes and Bony Pereira. All the speakers recounted their experiences with late Rosary Ferns and highlighted his role in promoting Goan tiatr artistes in Kuwait for almost 25 years. Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG in his address stated that late Shri. Rosary Ferns had a very short life with huge achievements. He praised Rosary Fern’s efforts in preserving, promoting and developing Konkani tiatr, its song and its music. His invaluable contribution to the tiatr stage will always be remembered he concluded.
Late Rosary Ferns’s wife Casilda, mother, his younger son and also his brother-in-law Agnelo Alcoases attended the condolence meet.
Shri. Joy Fernandes Programme Officer, TAG proposed the vote of thanks.
Peter D’Costa’s death condoled
Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) organised a condolence meeting on 9th November 2010 at Conference Hall of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao to condole the untimely death of the Konkani tiatr artiste Peter D’Costa. Speaking on the occasion the Vice President of TAG Shri.Roseferns stated that late Peter D’Costa was a member of his dramatic troupe for a long period of almost 9 years. During this time he acted in over dozens of tiatrs written and directed by Roseferns and won the hearts of the tiatr audience by acting character roles of different personalities in social, political and religious fields.
Shri.Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konkani Akademi stated that Peter D’Costa was a very good lyricist and must have composed hundreds of songs for different writers. Premanand Lotlikar disclosed that many writers did not disclose his name as the original composer of the songs, on the contrary got all the credit of his songs for themselves.
Numerous personalities from the tiatr field namely Jessie Dias, Sabina, Wilmix, Anil Kumar etc. also expressed their views on the contribution of late Peter D’Costa to Konkani Tiatr particularly the Khell Tiatr.
Mr.Tomazinho Cardozo in his presidential address appealed the tiatr fraternity to constitute a special fund for helping the needy tiatr artistes and their families when they are in distress. Joaquim D’Costa brother of Peter D’Costa thanked the TAG and all the tiatr artistes present for showing love and concern towards the family of Peter D’Costa. Smt. Magdalena D’Costa wife of late Peter D’Costa also attended the condolence meeting.
Seby D’Souza- Condolence Meeting held on 26-03-2010
Tiatrist Seby’s Death Condoled
Tiatr Academy Goa organized a meeting at the Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy Goa, Panjim to condole the death of late Seby D’Souza, who was a good writer, director and actor of tiatr stage. He had written four tiatrs and staged them in Goa as well as in Bombay. He acted in films namely “Nirmonn” and “Sukhachem Sopon” and created an impact on the minds of Goan audience.
Numerous tiatr artistes namely Domnic Fernandes, Jessie Dias, Anil Kumar, Fatima, Teoton Pereira and Jonh Claro Fernandes paid rich tributes to late Seby D’Souza.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of Tiatr Academy Goa expressed the need of recognizing valuable services rendered to tiatr stage by late Seby D’Souza. Besides being an artiste, Seby D’Souza also helped many directors from Goa and Bombay to stage their shows in Bombay and Goa.
The tiatr artistes observed one minute silence in respect to the departed soul.
H Briton – Condolence Meeting held on 04-10-2009
M. Boyer – Condolence Meeting held on 09-06-2009
Lucas Fernandes- Condolence Meeting held on 25-06-2009