Mangaluru, Oct 29, 2018: A programme of homage held for iconic Konkani writer Late Aa Ba D’ Souza, London, who passed away recently, at ‘Mata Kripa auditorium’, Gurpur-Kaikamba near here. The programme was organized under the joint auspices of Konkani Lekhak Sangh, Karnataka and Samanwaya, Mangaluru. The chief guest and people in the gathering offered floral tributes and paid respects to the departed soul of the reputewriter.
Entrepreneur Leo Rodrigues, president of the event and nephew of late Aa Ba D’ Souza, thanked the association of Konkani writers for holding the programme. He recollected financial assistance provided by Aa Ba D’ Souza for the education of his nephews and nieces when he moved to London after higher education. On behalf of the writers, Dr Edward Nazreth gave a glimpse of the writings and books by Aa Ba D’ Souza.
Rev Pius Fidelis Pinto, a local history researcher and author stressed he was motivated to history research inspired by the writings in "Raknno" Konkani weekly and mentioned the close association with Aa Ba D’ Souza.
Konkani writers’ association pioneer Richard Moras was present on the occasion. Dolphy Cascia introduced and conducted the programme.