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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ubaldo - Khodegant Concanim Mogi

Fr Ubaldo takes over as Editor of Vavraddeancho Ixtt

Fr Ubaldo Fernandes has been appointed editor of the popular Konkani weekly "Vavraddeancho Ixtt" (Workers' Friend) by the Society of Pilar. He has taken over the reigns from outgoing editor Fr Peter Raposo. An ardent lover of Konkani, Fr Ubaldo has assisted the weekly in 1961-62. A nationalist at heart, he would always publish articles regarding the Liberation of various African nations. An extremely talented lyricist, he conceived an composed the lyrics of the first opera in Konkani "Agnel - Onod Goycho" (Life of Fr Agnelo) and "Mahan Porgottnar - Goycho Saib" (Life of St Francis Xavier). The 65-year-old priest has also composed hymns for All India Radio, and also Mandos and poems. An educationist and a linguist, Fr Ubaldo is also a qualified lawyer too.

(GT)

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