Dubai: Clarence Kaikamba chosen for Daiji Literary Award


Media Release 

Dubai, Dec 4: Famous Konkani writer Clarence Kaikamba has been chosen for the Daiji Dubai Award of this year initiated by Daiji Writers’ Forum. 

This was announced during Daiji Writers’ Forum general body meeting held at Winny's Restaurant, here recently. 

Earlier Daiji Writers’ Forum had invited entries from the Konkani literary world for its prestigious award. After scrutinizing many number of entries, the selection committee announced the name of Clarence for this year’s award. The award selection process was held under the supervision of Walter Nandalike and in the presence of Dayan D’Souza, founder president, Daiji Writers’ Forum along with members.

 

Clarence Donald Pinto, known as Clarence Kaikamba was born at Kaikamba in Gurpur parish near Mangaluru. He relocated to Oman in 1999. He is married to Jane and the couple is blessed with two children Alister and Amanda. 

Clarence was the honorary editor of 'Jelho' from 1999 to 2001. Later he was appointed as honorary editor of Konkani weekly 'Kannik' for the year 2002. He also rendered his service as honorary editor of 'Expressions News Letter of Toastmasters International' in the year 2003-04. 'Katha Amtuth' (2002),'Tinter'( 2003-05) are his columns which have been published in Daijiworld.com and Maibhaas.com. 

Clarence is an active Konkani writer. He has written 5 novels, over 300 short stories, over 50 poems and number of articles so far. 

Clarence Pinto, Kaikamba was honoured by Goa Sahitya Academy in 1986. ‘Sutka’ and ‘Kathamruth’ are his short story collections. ‘ Hasyangan’, ‘Sagoracha Vatecho Zhori ,’ ‘Shimpadleli Mothiyan’ are his published poetry books. 

The service rendered by Clarence, who is residing in a foreign land, to the culture and literature of Konkani is commendable. He is also a model for Konkani community in Gulf countries. 

The highly prominent 'Daiji Dubai Literary Puraskar' will be presented to Clarence during the Forum’s annual day, along with Rs 75,000, a citation and certificate of honour. 

Daiji Writers’ Forum, also known Daiji Dubai, is a forum of active Konkani writers based in Dubai providing yeoman service to Konkani language and literature for the last nineteen years. 

  

Comment on this article

  • Alphonse Dsouza, Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations on winning the award and best wishes!

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  • Alwyn Noronha, Bajpe

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations dear Clerence Baab. You deserve all honours. People who know you will all be very happy and so as me here. Your simplicity, humbleness and helping nature is a path many juniors should follow through. May you have many more awards on your way. May your write ups enrich our mother tongue. Do enjoy the moments. Congratulations once again.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations Bab Clarence

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  • CGS, Valencia

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Ullas ani Obhinandan tuka Clarence!

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  • Praveen Veigas, Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations & all the best Mr.Clarence Pinto....

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  • Apolinaris D'Souza, Valencia/Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Many Congratulations Clary'bab, you being selected for the Daiji Dubai Literary Award. Wishing you all the very best in all your future endevours.

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  • Dr Maxim DCosta, Kinnigoli/Aberdeen, UK

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations Clarence. Best wishes,
    Maxim

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  • Lancy Madtha & family, Valencia, Mangalore/Dubai-UAE.

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Most deserving recognition towards Clarybab. The amount of contribution to Konkani community in particular has been tremendous. Wishing you dear Clarybab more energy, determination and best of health to remain active in every field being a highly talented and humble human.

    Love and best wishes from:
    Lancy MADTHA & Family.
    IFL Group Companies,
    United Arab Emirates.

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  • L T Rego and Family,, KULSHEKAR / Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Dear Mr. Clarence Pinto Kaikamba,
    Its indeed a Great news for us that you have won Daiji Literary Award.
    Congratulations and wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.
    Keep going and we would like you to see win many more awards in Konkani Literature.

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  • Dr. Edward Nazareth, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations and best wishes,

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

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations Clary,

    Well deserved recognition and honour for your achievement towards the contribution to Konkani literature; a proud feeling for the parishioners of Pompei Church, Gurpur Kaikamba. I am an ardent fan of your short stories and poems because they portray the reality of society, social issues prevail around us; many of them have made me to read again. God bless you with good health and may the flow of your ' Lekhan' and 'Kavitha' never end. Congrats to your loving mother, wife Ida, children and sisters for their constant support in your life.
    Renny, Merlyn and family.

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  • Michael Goveas, Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations Clary. Well Deserved award. Proud of you!

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  • Brian Nazareth, Koppa/Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations on a well deserved award. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours and God Bless, Enjoy your work.

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  • Melwyn Rodrigues, Spain

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Dear Clarence well deserved keep it up

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  • Stanley T H Fernandes, Milagres-Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Dear Clarence,
    Hearty Congratulations to you, being selected for the coveted Daiji Dubai Literary Award, for your great contribution to the Konkani literature. We the Mangaloreans living in Muscat are very proud of your accomplishments. May God bless & your family with good health & prosperity. May you many more laurels for your literary work, and wish you all the best for your future endeavors
    Stanley T H Fernandes
    Muscat Oman

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  • Vincent and Prescilla Machado, Shirva / Canada

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Congratulations dear Clarence on being awarded Daiji literary award. We are proud of your achievements and your contributions to our Konkani culture. May God bless you .

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  • Mathew Valder, Mangalore/Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Hearty congratulations dear Clarybab for the award which was long overdue. Your yeomen service to our mother tongue Konkani cannot be forgotten. May this recognition envigorate you more for the betterment of Konkani. God bless you.

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  • Nimmy Goveas, Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Dear Clary,
    A well deserved personality chosen for the prestigious award. Very proud of you. Keep soaring to greatest heights in life.
    All the best.
    Your contribution to konkani literature is enormous. I thank team daiji for this decision and appreciate it.

    Many more honors you deserve on your life's pathways.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    A very well deserved accolade.

    Clarence works very hard for Konkani without leaving a stone unturned.

    He is certainly one of the most popular Konkani personalities in Oman.

    I wish him more honours in the coming years.

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  • John Gonsalves, Barkur / Muscat

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Hearty congratulations Clarence, on receiving the award. Well deserved. It is great pleasure having associated with you. Had great pleasure in reading your stories. The in depth knowledge you have on Konkani is commendable. We are proud of you. Wishing you many more such honours in the days to come.

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  • Valerian Rego, Bajpe / Salalah, Oman

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congrats Clarence!! Very pleased to hear this good news. A truly deserving award for your contribution towards Konkani literature. Wishing you all the very best.

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  • Sunil Bantwal, Mangalore/Muscat/Toronto

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Clari. Well deserved. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family. Love and wishes from Anita, Varun and Ankit.

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations dear Clarence Kaikamba being chosen for Daiji Literary Award. You are truly deserved for this prestigious award. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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  • Asif, Kaikamba /UAE

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations and best wishes,

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  • Dr Norbert lobo, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Mr Clarence. A well deserved selection for the award. May you have many more awards.

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  • Oswald Dsouza, Valencia, Valencia, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Clarence Bab.

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  • Prima Dsouza Braganza, Kaikamba/ Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Dear uncle, Congratulations for being chosen for prestigious Daiji Literary award for your contribution towards Konkani literature. We all the family members are very proud of you.

    Best wishes for your next adventure.
    Love and Regards
    Malcolm, Prima, Mellona and Mayola

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  • Samuel D'Silva, Brahmavar/Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Dear Clary,
    Hearty congratulations on this great honour bestowed upon you. We as your close friends and you being my mentor, we feel happy and proud. A well deserved gesture to your selfless contribution towards our konkani literature and culture. God bless you and wishing for many more to come.
    Best wishes from :
    Samuel, Sharmila, Sherwin, Shawn

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  • Gerry Dmello, Canada

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    What a thrilling news I received when I got up this morning! Hearty congrats my adorable literary guru Clarence Kaikamba. You well deserve this coveted Daiji Dubai Literary Award for your immense contribution & enriching Konkani through your unique art of writing. Your works for Konkani in Oman through your dynamic leadership is incredible! Being the founder of Borpi Mithr Muscat you created Konkani Writers including me. All the more you are such a humble & simple personality! Hearty congrats Clarybaab. We are so proud of you Clarybaab. I salute Daiji Dubai for their perfect choice!

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  • NISCHAL FERRAO, Belman / MUSCAT

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Many many Congratulations Sir. You truly deserved.

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  • Anita Bantwal, Mangalore/ Mississauga, Canada

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congrats Clarence. Very well deserved. Great news.

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  • Alister/Amanda/Rion, Mangalore/Muscat/Canada

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Dad!!!. A much deserved award. We are all so proud of you... I hope God continues to bless you with the best of health so that you continue inspiring many more people. Congrats to mom Jane too for being the amazing woman behind the successful man that you are...
    Lots of Love...
    Ali/Amanda/Rion

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  • Shobha Pais, Bajpe, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations uncle on being awarded the prestigious daijiworld literary awarded. All the best.

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  • Richard Pais, Bajpe / Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Dear Clary,

    Congratulations on your achievement!

    You deserve this great award. We are very very happy and proud of you.
    Wishing you many many more.
    God bless you and your family.

    Best wishes;
    Richie, Grace, Rossi / Carmen/Craig and Roger

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    He is the most deserving - actually this should have been given to him much before. Any how dher aaya dhurust aaya.
    (It's better late than never)
    Massive Congrats Clarence .K.


    Henry Misquith, India/Bahrain

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  • Charles Peris, Kaikamba/Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations and best wishes,

    Charles & Family

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  • Valerian Peris, Gurpur/Dubai

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Dear Clary

    Congrats, great news and a well deserved award for a great writer like you. we all are overwhelmed with this recognition you got from Daiji Dubai for your literature work. one more feather in your cap and medal in your cupboard. Continue your work in your mother tongue Konkani.
    We all are proud of you. God bless you and your family.

    Vallu/ Leena Peris and family

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  • Fhilu Moras, Falnir/ Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Dear Clarence Pinto Kaikamba,
    Warmest congratulations on your achievement....
    "A big achievement is a perfect chance to remind someone how talented, hard-working, and deserving they are. " well deserved award.

    Ivan/Fhilu/Alston & Aldrean (Moras)

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  • Clara & Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations dear Clarence Kaikamba. All the best.

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  • Fr. Cyril Roshan Menezes, Capuchin, Agrar/Perampally

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    My dear Clarence,
    Congratulations on your great achievement as your contribution to Konkani Literature and Konkani Society is recognized.
    I feel proud of you as you began your literary journey in SEVAK.
    I appreciate Mr. Walter Nandalike and Daijiworld for recognizing you as a blooming talented person.
    Thanks to all those who 400supported you especially Mrs. Ida and children.

    Fr. Cyril Roshan Menezes, Capuchin

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  • Roshan Dsilva, Vamanjoor/UAE

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Clary Bab,

    Congratulations, perfect choice for this prestigious award, may this crown be an inspiration for you to write more and more and spread the konkani fragrance world wide.

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  • WILFRED FLAVIA CASTELINO, Mangalore/Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations!!!
    Best Wishes...

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  • Lorraine Rosario, Mangaluru/ Dubai.

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations dear Uncle on your achievement.

    We are extremely delighted to know this. Your dedicated contribution to Konkani literature has raised you to greater heights.
    Happy writing and may you be blessed with many more laurels in the future.

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  • RanjanPinto, Bejai - Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations dear Clarence.

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  • Ashley & Mariete Fernandes, Kundapura/Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Heartiest Congratulations to our dear Clarence on receiving the Daiji Puraskar, a prestigious award for his literary work. Clarence truly deserves this Award for his huge contribution and tireless support he has rendered towards Konkani Literature.
    Clarence, we, your friends too are honoured by the honour you have received. May God bless you and enable you to contribute towards our literature for many more years to come. Our prayers and good wishes are with you, always.
    Congratulations to his family too.

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  • James Daniel Dsouza, Gurpur Kaikamba

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Our dear Uncle,Congratulations to you on being Awarded the prestigious Daiji Literary award.All of us family members proud of you and your talents.We wish and pray that you be blessed with more awards in the future. All the best to you uncle

    Mummy,James Rekha and Jessica Ruth
    Gurpur Kaikamba

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  • FELIX LOBO, Ganjimutt/Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Dear

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  • DILIP CORREA, Pernal/Muscat

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Many many Congratulations Clarence Pinto, Kaikamaba. You deserve this word as the saying goes: Better late then never. I have read your literature and I know you very closely. All the best wishes and proud of your achievements. Your are true Konkani activist and true servant of our Mother Tongue. Good wishes to you always...!!!

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  • Lavina Dsa, Pangla

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Sir, You truly deserve the award . We wish you good luck for all your future literary works.

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  • Jaison Suaj, Kowdoor / Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    You’re the most brilliant & humble person I have ever known. You really deserve all the appreciations. Congratulations!

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  • Lester Rosario, Kankanady / Doha-Qatar

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Uncle

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  • Wilson, Kinnigoli

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    A well deserved selection for the award. Although he has contributed to konkani literature in many ways, many would agree with me as he is known for his short stories. It always leaves a void space and make you think a lot when you finish reading his story.

    change in the society and how it has individually reflected among the people has been shown in the characters of his stories. I wish he continues the good work and touch more and more social issues in his literary works; both as creative literature and any articles reflecting the social issues in the coming years.

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  • Andrew L D Cunha, Bejai

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Great news. Hearty congratulations to Clerance Kaikamba. Well deserved award.

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  • Anish Claude, Mudarangady / Udupi

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congrats

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  • Rekha Dsouza, Kaikamba/Vamanjoor

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Uncle

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  • FELIX/ANITA, BAJPE/MUMBAI/MUSCAT

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    CONGRATULATIONS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. PROUD OF YOU.

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  • John Jason Dsouza, Kaikamba/Sharjah

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Dear Uncle,

    This is a reward for your hard work and immense contribution towards Konkani Literature.We all family members at Kaikamba are proud of your achievement.

    May god bless you and keep you healthy always.

    Regards
    Jason(Jesu), Lorraine, Simone and Jaden

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  • Felix Dsouza, Shirva, Bahrain.

    Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Congratulations Dear Clarence

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