Kuwait: Educationist, social worker Sam Alphonso passes away


Wilson Saldanha
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, Jan 12: Educationist, entrepreneur and social worker Sam Alphonso passed away here in the early hours of Sunday January 12.

General manager at Thuwainy Trading Company, Sam Alphonso contributed a lot towards the education of the underprivileged, and was bearing the cost of over 250 nursing students, including their fees, clothing, hostel and other expenses year after year.

He was very sad about North Canara's backwardness in education as compared to neighboring districts and took a challenge to educate people of his region by contributing maximum. He never donated to any associations for their programmes, except for education. He built many schools without mentioning his name on them and sponsored salaries of teachers to spread education.

 

He also built churches to support people who faced problems without a place of worship. Once, when he found out about the financial difficulties of priests, he deposited a huge amount in the bank and provided a fixed monthly salary to priests of the whole diocese with interest. He never got support of any institutions whether religious or political as all the donations were made from his individual income and benefited the beneficiary directly without any interference or middlemen in between. While he was generous in his donation to worthy causes, he did not allow anyone to misuse his kindness for fame.

He neither gave any interviews nor allowed anyone to publish his good deeds. He remained away from the spotlight, away from social media and news. During 2014, when Daiji Rang Mandir, Dubai presented Konkani drama "Aami Nathlyaa Vellar" at KCWA silver Jubilee, he had donated KD 5,000 (approximately Rs 11.75 lac) generously on the spot looking at the educational activities of KCWA. He had openly invited underprivileged children to contact him if they could not afford education.

More details awaited.

  

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  • Herman Aranha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Heartfelt condolences to aunt Mable, Allen, Anita, Brian and family. May the Almighty Lord give you strength to bear the loss. Uncle Sam was the source of inspiration and strenth, touched the lives of thousands of poor and down trodden. He will always live in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Save My India, India

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Is he Mangalorean...???

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  • Mohammad, South Korea

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
    We express our sincere sympathy to you and your company.

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  • Juliet Fernandes Neelesh Lekha, Karwar/USA

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Sorry to hear about the demise of Uncle Sam
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies .
    May his soul rest in peace

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  • thomas lobo, Thottam/Udupi/Kuwait.

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Yvonne, Kuwait/Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    May Sam's soul rest in peace. He was a very generous, large-hearted man who never wanted to be in the limelight or be praised.
    He was a true Christian supporting those in need without his left hand knowing what the right did.
    Heartfelt condolences to Mabel, Allan, Anita and Brian at this difficult time.
    In sympathy,
    Helen DÇruz and family.

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  • Noel & Jennifer Mascarenhas, Mangalore / USA

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Dear Mrs. Alphonso, Brian, Neisha, Andre, Ethan, Talia and family:

    Indeed a noteworthy and true disciple of Jesus Christ. Such philanthropist are a rare gem found in the present times,
    We extend our heartfelt condolences to you all and may his soul rest in peace. We offer our prayers for your intentions.
    Noel _Jennifer, Ranjan_Juanita and family.

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  • Agapitas Franky Rebeiro, GANGOLLI/Kuwait

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace

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  • John Menezes, Moodbidri India

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    May Almighty reward him Heavenly abode for his good deeds

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  • Margaret Rego, Rosai/Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Indeed KCWA has lost a good and a generous soul. May the Almighty reward him for his silent work of helping the needy and the community in general. May the Lord strengthen his family members to bear this untimely loss. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rudolf & Jacintha Borges, Ksrwar/Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Very sad to hear the demise of Mr Sam Noronha.
    Please accept our condolence.
    May his soul to Rest in Peace

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  • Dorothy Almeida, Goa / kuwait

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    May his soul rest in peace. Such a kind hearted human being.

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  • Cecilia Mendonca, Kallianpur, udupi

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Cecilia Mendonca @family offer condolences to Sam Alphonso and family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Louis Miranda, Ferar / Kuwait

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Maggie Fernandes, Dharwad, Karnataka

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    I have known Uncle Sam when I was in Kuwait - a great man with humility. He has supported our work for the intellectually challenged as well.
    U. Sam our special children of MAMTA pray, your soul rest in peace.

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  • Peter Alphonso, Goa-Kuwait

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Today is also my Dad's 34th death Anniversary, eldest brother of Mr. Sam Alphonso. Rest in Peace to Dad and Uncle Sam.

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  • Rudy D Souza & Family, Omzoor/Kuwait

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Yes. It is very much true of the article. He is a great philanthropist, he has helped numerously downtrodden people without any publicity. He is a great soul of generosity. Kuwait has lost a great educationist. He is a great supporter and a strong pillar of KCWA. We KCWA surely miss him. May his soul rest in peace and May Lord strengthen his family members to bear the untimely demise.

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  • Alwyn, Derebail/ Kuwait

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Agree with you Rudy, he was a great soul.
    May his soul Rest In Peace

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  • Steven Rennie Machado, Bangalore

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Very sad to hear. He was a great silent supporter for Poor children education. Sponsor of KCWA merit scholarship for more than 25 years. Kuwait will miss a great Konkani social leader.
    May his soul rest in peace.

    Stephan Machado

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  • Frederick Sequeira, Kallianpur

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Left hand did not know what right hand gave. God grant eternal peace to your soul and reward your generosity.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Great man who worked silently for the education and welfare of people. Rest In Peace

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    Rest in Peace ...

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 12 2020

    May his soul rest in peace

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