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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Lok-kavi Manoharrai Sardessai R.I.P.

Manoharrai Sardessai cremated with honour

Panaji, June 23: Goans bade tearful adieu today to versatile multi-lingual literary personality, ‘Lok-Kavi’ Dr Manoharrai Sardessai. A large number of people from various walks of life attended the funeral.
Throughout the morning, his house at St Inez was crowded by the people who had come to have last glimpse of their beloved poet, thinker, teacher and above all a personality, who inspired Goan youth during the historic Opinion Poll with his popular song Goenchea mhaje Goankarano zayat zage, zayat zage.
Ravindra Kelekar and Chandrakant Keni, contemporaries and comrades-in-arms of the departed poet, could not control their emotion when they reached poet’s house. Several literary and cultural institutions, including the Goa Kala Academy, the art and culture department, the Goa Konkani Academy and the Bal Bhavan, placed wreaths on the body of the departed poet.
The body was taken out at 12.45 p.m. as there was rush to have last glimpse of the beloved poet. Dr Sardessai’s elder son,Mr Sunil Sardessai and younger son, Mr Umesh Sardessai lit the funeral pyre amidst presence of a large number of writers, thinkers, poets, poetesses at St Inez crematorium this afternoon.
Among the prominent personalities visited the departed poet’s house include, the GKA president, Mr Pundalik Naik, the Dalgado Konkani Academy secretary, Mr Tomazinho Cardozo, short story writer, Hema Nayak, the art and culture director, Mr M V Naik, the city Mayor, Mr Tony Rodrigues, the deputy mayor, Mr Yatin Parekh, the Bal Bhavan chairperson, Ms Vijayadevi Rane, the Transport Minister, Mr Pandurang Madkaikar, the Town and Country Planning Minister, Mr Atanacio Monserratte, the leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar, former speaker, Mr Viswas Satarkar, Prof Olivinho Gomes, Mr Viswas Dempo, Udai Bhembre, Mr Damodar Mauzo, pop singer, Remo Fernandes, Mr Vilas Sardessai, Mr N D Nayak and others.
Dr Sardessai was a member of the Dempo Research Fellowship Trust. The chairman of the trust, Mr Srinivas V Dempo has sent a condolence message to the bereaved family expressing his grief over the death of Dr Sardessai.

From the Navhind Times

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