Mangaluru: Balmatta-Bendoorwell road to be named after Blasius D'Souza

Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (CLP)

Mangaluru, Mar 9: "The road from Balmatta Canara Bank circle to Karavali circle in Bendoorwell will be named 'Blasius M D'Souza Road'. The official announcement will be made soon," said MLA J R Lobo on Monday March 9 in the city.

Addressing a press meet at the district Congress office here, J R Lobo said, "For so many years we have tried to achieved this, but due to several reasons the naming was delayed. Now, thanks to the efforts of many people, the state government under the leadership of chief minister Siddaramaiah has made it a reality. I want to thank the DC, the MCC, the police commissioner and the Congress party for their unconditional support."

He further said, "Blasius M D'Souza served as the district president of Congress committee in Dakshina Kannada for several years. He was Mangaluru city council member and later became council president. He was the state legislative council member and also served as labour and law minister. Blasius loved wildlife very much. He was the founder and patron of Mangaluru Wildlife Trust. He was the member of governing council of Father Muller Charitable Institution.

"He was one of the most successful men born in Mangaluru. Taking note of his work and dedication to society, the state government has decided to honour him by naming the road from Balmatta Canara Bank circle to Karavali circle at Bendoorwell after him. This is a moment of moment for all of us," Lobo said.

Rohit, son of Blasius M D'Souza, Kavita, deputy mayor, T K Sudhir and others present at the press meet.

Prior to the press meet, J R Lobo along with other leaders of Congress party paid homage to Blasius D'Souza who passed away in 2008.


Comment on this article

  • AAP (A Anitha Pinto), Pyar Kha Mandir

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Good gesture, Mr Dsouza is a very close friend of mine,


    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • Be Positive, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Do we need to change Historical names of any location all jobless and worthless things we do !!

    DisAgree [1] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • Mr Sunil, Bantwal

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Don't Put Any politicians names,

    DisAgree [1] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Mr. Lobo thanks for your initiative in going further in naming Blasius D'Souza Road who was from my parish Bendur.

    My humble request to you is to name Jeppu Circle to Kankanady Circle road as Wilfy Rebimbus Road to respect and honor a Konkani legend of all times. I am sure that you will get cooperation from Police Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Mangaluru City Corporation to do the needful. May I count on you?

    DisAgree [27] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • vivek, Hirebile/ Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    sorry But!!..why we want a road in the name of Further Sucks..are we lacking the stature of people like Shivram karanth..Wilfy remebus..

    DisAgree [2] Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

  • clement dsouza, bantwal/qatar

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Giving politicians names not a matter..but Blasius name sounds like i know Mr.Blasius and Mr.Oscar Fernandes they both did nothing for Mangalorens..also for Christians..then why giving them so importance after their death..instead of him better to give Mr..J.R.Lobos name..he is doing lots of good fellow Christians don't feel bad or don't get angry with me on my comments..just give reply if iam wrong..God bless you all..

    DisAgree [6] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    clement dsouza, bantwal/Qatar

    You are very right. With due respect to the soul of late Blasius D'Souza, even I have the similar opinion.

    DisAgree Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse

  • KRPrabhu, B'luru

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Lobomam is a great visionary....
    Struggled to get this task done through Siddu govt.....
    Expecting many more achievements like this in coming days...

    DisAgree [8] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • Uday, Balmatta

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    This road should have been named Shankar Alva road long back. He was one of the first Congress MP's and MLA's through whom Janardhan Poojari, Veerappa Moily , Blasius d'souza and others got a break.

    DisAgree [11] Agree [25] Reply Report Abuse

  • KRPrabhu, B'luru

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Big achievement of Lobomam!

    DisAgree [11] Agree [22] Reply Report Abuse

  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    I respected Blasius D'Souza during his lifetime. He was a good politician and one could go to him with any legitimate proposition and he would accede to the idea. I had the pleasure of being a Governing Board Member of Father Muller's Hospital along with him and I still recall our pleasant discourses after the meetings at the dinner table. I had the pleasure of proposing his name for the election on one occasion.

    I am glad that a road is going to be named after him so that generations may recall and remember his service to The City of Mangalore and the Mangaloreans.

    DisAgree [24] Agree [16] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rakesh , Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Yes, he is photogenic. I think wherever he goes, first thing he wants to know where camera man is.

    DisAgree [14] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Next what Sonia, Rahul,Rajiv etc.. instead name after freedom fighters.. How can you name a road after a politician.. Country does not belong to you guys.. it belongs to the people who have struggled to get freedom for this country..

    DisAgree [13] Agree [32] Reply Report Abuse

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Pasted boy errrrrrr Poster Boy of the Congress is watching in Pic.1 from the poster.
    A bewildered look as always.
    A quizzical look in his face here wondering who Blasius D'souza is ?

    DisAgree [20] Agree [22] Reply Report Abuse

  • Harish , JEPPU

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    JR LOBO did great job for mangalorean...well done Lobo mangalorean very kind of you...thanks a lot

    DisAgree [23] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • Fredrick Correa, Pernal/Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    I have noticed in the past, that during the naming of a road, the roads are cleaned, area decorated and speeches are given about the person. After some days and months, the said road becomes such a mess and filthy, that I wonder, was it worth renaming that road. The organisers who are so enthusiastic to rename the road, should ensure that the road is clean in the years to come. However, the people in that area will still refer to it as Balmatta-Bendoorwell road. It is only in the official records, will be known by the new name. This is a general observation and in no way to hurt the feelings of the followers of Blasius D'Souza.

    DisAgree [5] Agree [19] Reply Report Abuse

  • Mukesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Hard name to pronounce.!

    DisAgree [24] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • Resident of Bendorewell, Bendore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    FOOLISH IDEA!!!!!!!!! Future generation may find difficult to know who is Blasius D'souza. So it better sounds as BALMATTA BENDOREWELL ROAD.

    DisAgree [32] Agree [55] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sudhir, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Totally agree with you . Blasius has even sold his house before he passed away then why should they name this road after him . He has not contributed to the society at whole . May be his party workers has gained but not the people of Mangalore.

    DisAgree [21] Agree [56] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    ..He is loyal Congressmen..other than this i never read any achievement of this politician..

    DisAgree [21] Agree [40] Reply Report Abuse

  • Bharath, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Mr D'soza is not with us to defend himself. So let us not tarnish the image of Gentle Soul after 7 years of his demise.

    DisAgree [11] Agree [19] Report Abuse


    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Blessed Idea.

    DisAgree [29] Agree [24] Reply Report Abuse

  • KA D'Silva, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Indeed good gesture,
    but Instead of re-naming the existing Roads or monuments, why can't we build new roads and name it on great personalities !

    DisAgree [16] Agree [44] Reply Report Abuse

  • ayub malpe, bahrain

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    then, we can consider J R Lobo ' s name.He is doing lots of work and leading delegations..!

    DisAgree [17] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    I knew late Mr. Blasius D’Souza personally and his service/help to the community (irrespective of cast, creed and religion) was being applauded by many. No doubt he was a man of simplicity and down to earth person. He deserves the respect of naming the roads after him. The question is how Sangha Par Ivar will react to this honor ?

    DisAgree [28] Agree [38] Reply Report Abuse

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 9 2015

    Late Mr Blasius D'Souza was indeed a man of great simplicity and has rendered yeomen service to the community and especially to the neighborhood - Bendoor.
    He was a very approachable man and has helped thousands .It's indeed a fitting tribute to name the Balmatta - Bendoor well Road after him.

    His father Late A.R.D'Souza and late mother were great benefactors of Bendoor parish and were popular with the generation gone by.

    DisAgree [48] Agree [65] Reply Report Abuse


Title : Mangaluru: Balmatta-Bendoorwell road to be named after Blasius D'Souza


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image