Mangaluru, Feb 23, 2021: Veteran Konkani writer Gratian Pius D’Silva who was popular as Herolpius passed away on February 22, Monday. He was 67.
He was a former immigration director of Mangaluru International Airport. Gratian had authored ten novels, 170 short stories and about 200 poems. He also had to his credit over 300 articles and 1200 humorous write-ups.
Gratian was the recipient of several awards including Goa Bhasha Mandal, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy and Konkani Kutam Bahrain and Daiji Dubai Awards.