Mangalore: Popular Konkani Novelist Jerry Kulshekar No More
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Jul 6: Konkani novelist John Salvadore D'Silva, popularly known as Jerry Kulshekar passed away at a private hospital here on Friday July 6. He is survived by his wife Benilda and four children Sunil, Shaila, Canil and Buela.
Recipient of the prestigious Daiji Dubai Award in the year 2004, Jerry Kulshekar was born on May 16, 1939 in Cordel, near Kulshekar. He started writing in Konkani at the age of 16. He has penned more than 50 novels in Konkani and approximately 800 short stories.
In his youth, he worked in coffee estates and later worked in Doha-Qatar for many years. 'Kitya Roddtai', 'Taka Mhojer Mog Asallo', 'Raitaracheo Shintryo', 'Niradhari Moly'. 'Dubllo Lekhak', 'Desvatt', 'Zolma Sandesh', 'Cynthicheo Shintryo' are some of his famous novels.
He won the Goa Konkani Bhasha Mandal award in the year 1985 for his novel 'Zolma Sandesh'. In the year 1992, he was conferred the prestigious Dr TMA Pai Foundation best book award for his novel 'Gharacho Divo'. He also won several prizes in novel writing competitions conducted by the Konkani periodicals Raknno, Poinnari, Kannik and Mithr.
Obituary: John Salvadore D'Silva (Jerry Kulshekar) (73), Cordel, Kulshekar