By Fr. Pratap Naik S.J
Goa 21st Feb:Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr has chosen Konknni book in Roman script ‘Koslich Malis Nastana’ written by Daniel F. De Souza for its Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar for the year 2007. This book consists of Daniel’s selected Konknni articles. The award consists of a memento and Rs 5,000/- cash.
Mr Daniel F. De Souza, was born in Mumbai and he did his education in Goa. He started his literary career through Gulab and later he regularly contributed to Goencho Avaz, Konkan Mail, Vavraddeacho Ixtt, The Goan Review. He has written many one act plays and secured many awards for them. He has also acted in Prince Jacob’s film ‘Padri’ He is the recipient of ‘Man of the Year 2002’ by The Goan Review. He was felicitated by Mr Francisco Sardinha during the Silver Jubilee celebration of Gulab for contributing in Gulab for several years. He actively takes part in Konknni activities in Goa. Mr. Daniel will receive this award on 28 March 2008 during the Silver Jubilee closing ceremony of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr at Porvorim.