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Mangaluru: Poet M P Rodrigues chosen for Kavita Trust's Mathias Family Poetry Award


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Mangaluru, Dec 18: Renowned Konkani poet Marian Paul Rodrigues, widely known as M P Rodrigues, has been chosen for Kavita Trust's Mathias Family Poetry Award for the year 2015. The award consists of Rs 10,000 cash with citation and momento. The award, initiated by Kavita Trust, is given every year by Joseph Mathias, the managing director of Merit Freight Systems, in the name of his family.

The award will be presented during the 10th 'Kavita Fest’ to be held at World Konkani Centre at Shaktinagar on January 10, 2016.

M P Rodrigues was born on July 6, 1946 in Kaudur village near Gurpur. Hailing from agriculturists' family, he loves nature and this can be seen in his poetry. He has a strong influence of Louis Mascarenhas in construction of lines and rhymes in his poetry. But without remaining within the sphere of traditional poetry, at times he has ventured into modern poetry as well. His poetry, unlike many, portrays social life instead of personal experiences. M P Rodrigues, a graduate in economics, spent three decades working in Dubai. It is six years since he has come back to hometown. His love towards poetry has remained the same since he started writing. In recognition of his relentless work in the field of poetry, Kavita Trust has chosen him for the annual award.

M P Rodrigues has won Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy award for 'Rumddi Fulam', a collection of poems published by Kavita Publications. 'Rasthya Degechim Fulam', another book of poems by Rodrigues will see light of the day soon. In addition to poetry, Rodrigues has written short stories and articles. As a singer, he has sung many songs and has also appeared in radio programmes. Sirivanth, Fr Sila Minez and Fr J S T Rodrigues are his mentors.

Aruna Rao Kundaje, Mumbai (2008), Leo D’Souza (Kavyadas), Mangaluru (2009), Kashinath Shambha Loliyenkar, Goa (2010),P N Shivananda Shenoy, Cochin (2011), Rajay Pawar, Goa (2012),Yousuf A Sheikh, Goa (2013), Iqbal Sayeedi, Bhatkal (2014) were the past recipients of the annual Kavita Trust award.


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  • vallyvagga, mysuru

    Mon, Dec 21 2015

    Congratulations dear Paul Rodrigues. Delighted to read about the award you are going to receive. All the best!

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  • Mark Denis Dsouza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Congratulations dear M.P.Rodrigues on choosen for Kavita Trust,Mathias Family Poetry Award.Wish you good health to contribute your talents to take the Poetry higher standard.God bless you and Good luck.
    Mark Denis D'souza

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  • Wilma Andrade, Vas lane/Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Congratulations Mr.M.P Rodrigues Indeed Very happy that you have been chosen for the Award. May God bless you always with good health.

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  • Sunil Nazareth, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Congratulations Sir, This is a wonderful news for all of us. May God bless you and your family always.

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  • M.P.RODRIGUES, MANGALORE

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Thank you friends and well wishers for your words of appreciation and support. May God bless you all with special blessings of this holy season.
    - M.P. Rodrigues

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  • Alfred Vaz, Bajpe/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 19 2015


    Dear Paul,
    Congratulations on being nominated for the Kavita Trust's Mathias Family Poetry Award.

    From: Janet, Alfred and family.

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  • Alfred/ Janet Vaz, Bajpe / Dubai

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Congratulations dear Paul ! Very happy to know that you have been chosen for the Kavita Trust Mathias Family Poetry Award. May God Always keep you happy and healthy.

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  • Alwin & Jacintha Lobo, Bendoorwell

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Dear Paul Dattoo
    Congratulations to you for achieving Kavita Trust Award. Truly you deserve the best. Best wishes from:
    Alwin ,Jessy , Anston & Vania

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  • Gilbert Martis, Pernal/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Congratulations dear Paul Bavoji. May the Lord keep you in good health. Wish you and your family Happy Christmas and New Year.

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  • Santosh Rai, Dubai.UAE

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    Congratulations.....Paul.

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  • Prakash Mathias and family , Kinnigoli/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations dear Bavoji

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  • John and Ancy, MUDARANGADI

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations dear Paul.We are really happy to know that you have been chosen for this award.May God bless you.

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  • Sunil Roshni Joel, Kaudur/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Dearest Bappu
    Congratulations to you....

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  • Jaison Rodrigues, Kowdoor/Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations dear M. P. Rodrigues.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, ATTAVAR,MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS Dear M.P.Rodrigues
    for the Kavitha Trust Poetry Award bestowed on you.

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  • Fr. Vincent V. Menezes, Derebail

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations dear Paul Rodrigues. Delighted to read about the award you are going to receive. All the best.

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  • MELVIN PERES - Kaikamba, KAIKAMBA (BENDORE)

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    PORBHIN THUKA PALLU DATTU!!! FUDEIN SORV BOREN MAGTHAN!!!BORI BHOLAIKI, SOMADHAN THUMCHEN ZANV!!! KAVITHA SADANCH VHALON URON KAWDOORANTHLYA VHALA BORI!!!!

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  • Manohar & Sathi Monteiro, Maryhill, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Hearty Congratulations to you Mr.Paul Rodrigues..

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  • Charles D Cunha, Borivli - I C Colony/ cowdoor

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Paul dattu, tumkam ullas patoitam.
    sadya zalear tya dis yevn tumkam meltham

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  • Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations dear M. P. Rodrigues.

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  • STANY/IVY MATHIAS, KINNIGOLY / SAUDI ARABIA-DAMMAM

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations - from the entire Mathias Family, best wishes and good health.

    stany / ivy Mathias

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  • Dr.Henry Fernandes, Rosario, MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS, mr M.Paul Rodrigues on kavita konkani poetry award ion. we wish many more laurels come in the future.May god grant you good health and long life to inspire our young budding konkany writers.
    Dr Henry dr Meera and children
    dr Hermina and shawn. coopervile Rosario, mangalore

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  • CGS, Mangllur

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations MPR!You are one of the finest poets of Konkani.God Bless you,Paulbab!

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  • Roque Pinto, udyavara/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS.

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  • john mathias, kinnigoli

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    congratulation to you paulu.

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  • Renny Lobo (nee Rodrigues), Gurpur Kaikamba/ Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Dec 19 2015

    I am thrilled that my dear brother Paulu dattu is chosen for the Kavita Trust Mathias Family Poetry Award. Man of few words, an ideal son to my late parents, and a wonderful brother that I would love to have given another life.
    Dear Pallattu, on behalf of my family (Merlyn, myself, Melissa/Roshan & Giselle) congratulations to you.

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  • Nancy Rodrigues, Kinnigoli/Marol, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations Paulu. Very happy that you have been chosen for the Award. May God bless u always with good health.

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  • RAJESH REGO .LANDMARK PROPERTIES., SURLPADY ,MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Ivan Walder & Fly, Mangalore

    Friday, December 18, 2015


    Congratulations sir. Every word which comes out of you is precious and we know, no one can beat you when it comes to nature

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  • Ajit Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    I have known Mr.M P Rodrigues for quite some time. he is such a humble, humane down to earth person, I came to know his poetic abilities only through today's article by Daijiworld. I know he is a brave fighter and I wish him all the best!Thank you Kavita Trust for choosing him for the annual award.

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  • Clarence Pinto, Muscat

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations Paul Dattu. This is really a wonderful news for all of us. We have always enjoyed reading your poems and stories. You were also a good motivator and guide for many youngsters. May God bless you and your family always

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  • Ivan Walder & Fly, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 18 2015

    Congratulations sir. Every word which comes out of you is precious and we know, no one can beat you when it comes to nature.

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