Cha. Fra. D'Costa

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Cha. Fra. D'Costa
Born (1931-10-10) 10 October 1931 (age 85)
Marnamikatta, Mangalore, India
Died 1992 (aged 61)[1]
Language Konkani

Cha. Fra. D'Costa was a Konkani poet, dramatist and journalist.

Early life[edit]

Cha. Fra. was born in Mangalore on 10 October 1931 near Marnamikatta as the eldest of four children of Madthabai and Marcel D’Costa. He did his primary education in Cascia School and High School in Milagres School where the medium of instruction was English.[2] He moved to Bombay in 1948 and worked in the Election Commission for the first general election of independent India. Later he became an employee of B.E.S.T.[3]

Konkani journalism[edit]

He was also editor of Poinnari and later, after leaving Poinnari in 1959, Cha. Fra. D'Costa started Konkani periodicals such as Zag-mag, Vixal Konkonn (1961), Jivit (1983), and Udev (1976).[4]

Plays[5][6][7][edit]

  1. Sobit Sounsar
  2. Sunnem Mazor Hansta (One-Act)
  3. Tomato (One-Act)
  4. Vishenticho Bhav (One-Act)
  5. Tornem Tornem Mornem (One-Act)
  6. Poinnaryancho Mitr
  7. Bhangar Monis
  8. Jorji Buthel
  9. Mankddacho Pai
  10. Magirchem Magir
  11. Boklaak Sat Ji:v
  12. Kuvalyachi Val
  13. Handdo uttla
  14. Boncho Bandh
  15. Dev Polleit Asa
  16. Doro
  17. Them Tho ani Hanv
  18. Shirigundi Shimaon
  19. Dakther Dusman
  20. Jillacho Novro
  21. Moja Puthacho Kinkulo
  22. Rojik Kazar
  23. Avnkwar Mesthri
  24. Zuze Dayal
  25. Macho

Poetry[edit]

  1. Sonshayche Kan

Awards[edit]

He won the Central Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989.[8]

Citations[edit]

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