Mangaluru: ‘Dhuvri’, first novel of senior Konkani writer Linus Moras released


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, May 16: Linus Moras, senior writer and organizer of various Konkani activities, released his first ever novel ‘Dhuvri’ in the form of book at the age of 64, on Wednesday, May 15 at Maurishka Palace Rooftop in the city.

‘Dhuvri’ is the eighth literary work published by Srujana Publications owned by Vitori Karkal.

Philanthropist and NRI entrepreneur James Mendonca graced the event as chief guest and released the book. Walter Nandalike, founder, Daijiworld Media group, Melvyn Rodrigues, Konkani poet and Central Sahitya Academy award winner, Mark D’Souza, Walter Peris, Jacintha Moras and Vitori Karkal were present on the dais.

 

Releasing the book, James Mendonca recalled the Konkani mission of Linus in UAE and said “Linus and his wife Jacintha were the main pillars of Mangalore Konkans, which is premier association of Konkani speaking people in Dubai, in its earlier days. Linus served this association in the capacity of vice-president, secretary and treasurer. When egendary Wilfy Rebimbus passed away, I was the president of Mangalore Konkans. Linus advised me to do something in the name of late Wilfy. So we decided to give an award for the achiever of music world in the name of Wilfy through Sandesha Academy,”
“Linus was a regular writer in the Konkani world. He had kept his writing practice throughout his life. As a result of this, he could release his novel at the age of 64. It is great achievement in his life and for the Konkani literature. I congratulate Linus.”

In his introductory speech poet Melwyn Rodrigues said, “Name and fame always show a lively existence of a person. In our childhood, we saw Linus as a writer who was known for sports related articles. But by releasing a novel at the age of 64, he made a benchmark in his life. Before completing the novel, he fell sick and his health condition was bad. But Vitori Karkal, a true Konkani worker, completed the novel and published under the banner of his publication. This is joyful and sentimental moment for Linus,”

“In 1932, Lora Angeles published her novel ‘Little house in the big woods’ at the age of 64. Later the novel became very popular and many versions of it got published. Wish ‘Dhuvri’ also sees many versions.” Melvyn added.

In his speech, Walter Nandalike hailed Linus and his wife Jacintha Moras for their Konkani activities in Dubai years ago. He said “Both are known for good leadership and generous towards the needy. Daiji Dubai, UAE’s premier association for Konkani writers, will always remember Linus because during the earlier days of its existence, he supported the association in many ways. We used his music school ‘Golden Talents’ regularly for meetings and other gatherings. It is great to know today that, beating illness, he has released his first book and it is appreciable.”

Mark D’Souza, Uncle of Linus and Walter Peris, a good friend of Linus, recalled some childhood memories with Linus.
Linus Moras and Jacintha Moras thanked Srujana Publication, guests, well wishers and the gathering .
Vitori Karkal compered the event.

Comment on this article

  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Hearty Congratulations Linus for your dream book. It is evident here that its never too late to achieve anything in life, if you are determined.

    Linus and I always had a good rapport when he was in Dubai. Rarely have I seen such a soft-spoken and kind-hearted person in life. I also remember Jessy for her unique taste and interest in Hindi Ghazals. I wish this book a big success. Finally I pray for health to Linus.

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  • vivian pinto, Bijai/Calgary

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Congrats Linus nice to see you and so many known people in the who attended the event we pray to God to give you good health and peace of mind to continue with good work
    Vivian & Patsy

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Hearty congratulations dear Linus and Jessybai. Your untiring efforts and selfless service in Mangalore konkans will be remembered in the days to come. Keep up your good work. Appreciate the efforts of Melwyn Rodrigues, Walter Nandalike, vitori and vibrant James Mendonca in this venture.

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  • Dr Edward Nazareth, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Congratulations for the novel. Wish you good health.

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  • Jess Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    A big thanq from Linus for your kind words. God bless

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Our Good Wishes to Linus & Jacintha Moras ...

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  • Linus Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Thanq very much for your kind wishes

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  • Linus Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Thanq very much for your kind wishes

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Dear Linus, This is really a proud moment for all of us your friends. You in your simple life has climbed and achieved many mile stones. Congratulations...this one really memorable one. God bless you both and children as well. Wishing you good health and peace of mind...... William and Jacinta.

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  • Linus Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Thanq very much for your kind wishes. God bless

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Congratulations dear Linus on releasing your first ever novel ‘Dhuvri’ in the form of book. May almighty God give you good health, peace and happiness always.

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  • Linus Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    It was great to have you with us last night. God bless

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  • Lavina Fernandes, Pherar/Pangla (Dubai)

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Congratulation Linus Baab, This age also you are doing great work. I will pray for your good health and keep writing more and more Novels and support our Konkani world. Thank you.

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  • Linus Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    God bless you for your good wishes Lavina

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  • Roshan Dsilva, Vamanjoor/UAE

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Congratulations Uncle Linus., its a proved moment to all of us, praying for your good health.

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  • Jembar Podorn, Bajpe

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Used to read Linus Moras short stories during 80s and 90s era in Konkani weekly and monthly publications. Very interesting, informative and interesting one. Any how all the best to Linus for his dedication towards our mother tongue

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  • Jess Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    A big thanq from Linus for your kind words. God bless

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  • K K, KATEEL ROAD, BAJPE

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Nice to see i can say some stawart writers and artists like Jemma Padil, Eddie Sequeira, Walter Nadalike , Donald Pereira and few more... during releasing function of Linus Moras written "Dhuvri". I pray almighty to provide linus with good health.

    K K
    KATEEL ROAD/BAJPE

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  • Gilbert & Jane Aranha, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    "Happy are those who dream Dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true".
    Congratulations Linus. Jessy you look even more beautiful when you smile.
    Nice to see Linus's good old friends. God Bless all

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  • Jess Moras, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    The world looks beautiful to those eyes which are beautiful in themselves Jane. You're ALWAYS kind. We need more more positive people like you in this world. Bless you puta

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