Academy of Goa organised its monthly programme ‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’
on January 29 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The late artistes born
in the month of January who were remembered in the programme were Lucasinho
Ribeiro, Mary Vaz, Alex Mestri, Tony Friend, Xavier Fernandes, Srirang
Narvekar, Jr Rod, Rico Rod, Meena Leitao, Agnelo Dias, Cajetan Francis Pinto
alias Caiti, Young Chico, and Wilma Pacheco. Since the birthdates of JR Fithna,
Affonceka and Karachiwala are not available, they were also
On the occasion, tiatr personalities Jose Fernandes and Ivone Fernandes rendered some songs of the deceased tiatr artistes while the musical accompaniment was provided by Stancio Fernandes. Veteran tiatrist Jessie Dias and Alvaro Gomes spoke on the occasion highlighting the achievements of the late artistes. Later, Cezar D’Mello presented a memento to AM Pacheco, brother-in-law of late Wilma Pacheco, as a token of remembrance for her valuable contribution to Goan tiatr.