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‘Hea Surano Jitendrawha’, a biography on classical singer Jitendra Abhisheki along with ‘Natyasurya’, a biography on Goa’s drama director Surya Vishnu Wagh, written by writer-poet Vishnu Wagh and published by Shrushti Prakashan were released at Kala Academy.

Chief guest at the function was Mumbai-based drama and film director, Nitin Bansod. Guest of honour was Mumbai-based music director, Chakursan Shakharkar.

In his address, Bansod said: “Many PhD subjects can be conducted on Vishnu Wagh. He was a versatile, multifaceted, multitalented personality.”

Ramesh Suktankar spoke about the book ‘Hea Surano Jitendrawha’ and said that Vishnu depicted perfectly the relationship between a teacher and a student as well as Abhisheki’s struggle to gain knowledge in the field of classical music.

Language translator and drama actor, Mahendra Chakuli Shirodkar spoke on the book ‘Natyasurya’, and stated that Vishnu Wagh portrayed many incidents of his father Surya Vishnu Wagh’s life which will inspire upcoming directors and actors of Goa.

Speaking on the occassion, Madhavrao Kamat said: “Vishnu was my favourite student. The unpublished works of this great writer should be published. His works are sure to win many awards in the future.”

The keynote address was delivered by drama director, Devidas Amonkar.

Also present were Minister for Art & Culture, Govind Gaude; artist Sanjay Harmalkar; cover-page artist Shiva Kinlekar; president of Konkan Marathi Sahitya Parishad, Suresh Thakur; Simon Caido; Priyadarshan Wagh and Gagansurya Wagh.

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