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art  cultureThe GOACOM Biography Series celebrates the life and work of people who have brought honour to Goa and the Goan Community.

When preparing for this section there were formidable problems to overcome: Where and how to obtain a credible list of names, and biographies?

A quick survey of books, magazines, and newspapers, revealed the names of 150 famous persons ranging from freedom fighters, community leaders, nation builders, clerics, artists, writers, scientists, industrialists, and men and women in sports. There is little doubt that with further research the list could be more than doubled.

GOACOM acknowledges contrbutions from the following sources:

Mr. Alfredo Froilano De Mello of Montevideo, Uruguay, Prof. Ann Menezes of Aldona, Goa, Dr. Jose Colaco, Bahamas, Mrs. Elvira Uvenhoven, Toronto, Mr. John Lobo of Mississauga, Ontario, Mr. Joseph ( Boogie) Viegas, Goa, Moira Village Association, Toronto, Fred Noronha, Goa, Goa Now Webzine, Goa and Goa Today Magazine, Goa.

Goan Artists

Goan Professionals

Religious

Goan Academicians

Goans in Africa

Other

Purnanand Chari – From his fortress in Canacona, his mission is Konkani

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Though always the bright kid in his class, Purnanand Chari was a regular guy until he entered his 20s. When he reached there, after acting and singing in Konkani nataks for years, something struck Chari — Konkani songs were devoid of the rhythm of the land, and were always imitating …

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Other

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Tristao de Braganza Cunha – Father of Goan Nationalism Eminent Moidekars MANUEL FRANCISCO D’CRUZ – Doyen of Education in Moira

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Goans in Africa

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Remembering the R G I PIO GAMA PINTO MANUEL FRANCISCO D’CRUZ – Doyen of Education in Moira Pascoal de Mello, M.B.E. The Nairobi Heroes Sports Club Dr. A.C.L. deSousa, Community Leader in Nairobi Dr. Rosendo Ayres Ribeiro, Pioneer Doctor in Kenya The Hunter – Manuel Anton (Sonny) da Silva The …

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Goan Academicians

Prof. PETER F. NAZARETH, Writer Dr. Teotonio R. de Souza, Historian Dr. Froilano de Mello, MD, Eminent Doctor

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Religious

St. Francis Xavier, Patron Saint of Goa

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Goan Artists

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Purnanand Chari – From his fortress in Canacona, his mission is Konkani JOE ROSE – Salt-n-Pepper of Konkani Tiatr Reginald Fernandes – a prodigious Konkani writer Michael Martins, Maestro Par Excellence Johnnie Baptist – Eminent Musician from the 1940’s to the 1980’s Maestro Antoninho De Souza….A Legendary Goan Musician Eupsiquio …

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MANUEL FRANCISCO D’CRUZ – Doyen of Education in Moira

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MANUEL FRANCISCO D’CRUZ Doyen of Education in Moira Born on October 15, 1910, Manuel Francisco D’Cruz, founder and ex-Principal of St.Xavier’s High School, Moira, in an exclusive tete-tete with Glenis D’Souza and Gordon Mendonca, discloses his convictions and sweet-sour experiences. Q. What inspired you to establish the St. Xavier’s High …

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Remembering the R G I

The Railway Goan Institute, Nairobi  Kenya Founded 1909 ~ Incorporated into the Railway Institute 1967 An Institution is nothing in itself. It is those who found it, and carry on its aims and purposes, which give it life. The history which follows of the Railway Goan Institute, is a story …

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PIO GAMA PINTO

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INDEPENDENT KENYA’S FIRST MARTYR     Reproduced from the book PRINTED IN EAST AFRICA BY PRINTCRAFT P.O. Box 355 NAIROBI February 1966   CONTRIBUTORS Biography General Politics by Oginga Odinga, Vice-President of Kenya An Appreciation by Joseph Murumbi, Foreign Minister A Friend by Bildad Kaggia, Member of Parliament A Nationalist …

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