Noted Konkani litterateur CGS Taccode passes away at 71


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Mangaluru, 28 May 2022: Noted Konkani litterateur, King of Konkani humour literature Cyril G Sequeira, popularly known by his pen name ‘CGS Taccode’ passed away on Saturday May 28. He was 71.

 

Born in Taccode, Cyril did his earlier education in Taccode, Moodbidri and Bengaluru. CGS started to write in Konkani when he was 12. He was writing since the last 5 decades. He was the sub editor of Raknno weekly. Later he also worked as the editor of ‘Kannik’ and ‘Umallo’ Konkani periodicals. CGS, though has written in all forms of literature, was more known for his humorous writings.

 

 

’Pattedarachem Sahas’, ’Khunyegarachi Khun’, and ’Sister Shobha’ were his novels. He also brought out many books which were collections of short stories, collection of poems, collection of humorous articles, plays, translated works, religious works, edited works etc. His humour books inlcude ’Fugettyo’, ’Fokannam’, ’Grahachar’, ’Sursuryo’, ’Kuchilyo’, ’Maskiryo’, ’Chirmulyo’, ’Hi Hi Dubai’, ’Bullbulle’, ’Sullsulle’, ’Tambddegulle’ and ’Choklettam’.

 

He had written many dramas which include ’Chyar Disancho Saunsar’,’Diana’ ’Haschengi Rodchem?’ ’Bhadyachi Bail’ ’Gongo’ ’Raan Dukor’ ’Kutmacho Ters’ ’Moinyachi Poili’ ’Tarik’ and ’Mori Magdalen’ His collections of poetry are ’Izmolachi Vattli’ and ’Kulkulo’.

 

He also had done various editing work for Konkani publications.

 

CGS had also compered many social and musical programmes of leading Konkani composers.

 

He had also participated in many ‘Kavi Sammelan’ in and around Mangaluru.

 

CGS was conferred awards by Konkani Basha Mandal, Goa, Daiji Dubai, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Sandesha, and Konkani Kutam Bahrain, and also received Konkani Sahitya Academy Honorary Award.

 

CGS had worked in Doha Qatar and Dubai for some years. He is survived by wife Sylvia and children Vijesh and Vijetha and their families.

 

 

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ADRIAN GOMES, SHIRVA / KUWAIT Mon, May-30-2022, 10:50
Heartfelt condolences to all the members of the family. May his soul rest in peace. Having done rich contributions to Konkani he was a simple and wonderful person no doubt. Although Konkani has lost our beloved CGS taccode, I am sure he has inspired many in the Konkani world.
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