Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru
Mangaluru, May 28: 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. He was battling cancer from quite some time, informed family sources.
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, Konkani Kutam Bahrain, and Mangalore Cultural Association (MCA) Qatar. he had also received Konkani Sahitya Academy Honorary Award.
He had worked in Doha Qatar and Dubai for some years. He is survived by wife Sylvia and children Vijay and Vinita and their families.
CGS' mortal remains will be brought to St Vincent Ferrer Church at 3:30 pm on Sunday May 29 followed by Mass at 4 pm.