Renowned Konkani writer, dramatist Joe D'Souza no more
Sept. 5, 2013
Joe D’Souza hailed from Karkala and was residing in Everard Nagar, Sion. For the past 5 decades, he has been known among people for his social service. In Mumbai, he founded Karkala dramatic association and encouraged several drama artistes by staging shows in various places. He was recognized as a prominent theatre artiste for writing dramas, directing them and acting in them too. His wife Eliza D’Souza passed away last December. She was also a drama artist.
For his immense service to Konkani theatre, Konkani Welfare Association, Sion honored Joe D’Souza with the title ‘Konkani Ratan’ in October last year. He is survived by his daughter. Janet Lawrence D’Souza, vice-president of Maharastra minority commission, prominent Konkani drama actor Kamalaksha Saraf, John D’Silva, president of Fudar Prathisthan, Lawrence Rony D’Souza, vice-president of Bombay Catholic Sabha, Harry R Sequeira Ferrar, convener of Konkani Welfare Association, Sion, working president John Rebello, president Dulcin Furtado, vice-president Leena Pinto, secretary Dennis D’Souza, treasurer Molly Harry Sequeira among others condoled Joe D'Souza's demise.
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