Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Oct 27: Taking into account valuable contributions she has made to the field of singing, well-known singer Anita D'Souza, has been chosen to be bestowed with the 16th Kalakar Puraskar, which is given by Karval family and Mandd Sobhann.
Anita has sung in 12 languages including Konkani, Kannada, Tulu, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Arabic and Beary, in addition to the Nawayati branch of the language. She has sung over 500 songs which are recorded in different CDs, in over 3,000 programmes held in India and Gulf countries, and also as playback singer for movies. She also has brought out her own albums ‘Yaad’, and ‘Colors’.
In recognition of her talent and contributions, Kerala government has honoured her with the title 'Kalatilaka' while Karnataka Beary Academy has conferred the title 'Tulunada Gana Kogile (2006). Kannada Sahitya Academy honoured her with the title 'Vishwa Gadinada Rani Kogile (2011), Mandd Sobhann gave her the global Konkani music award, best singer (2014).
Anita is a native of Kulur in the city. Currently she lives in Abu Dhabi. In recognition of her contribution towards enriching the field of Konkani singing, she has been chosen for the above award.
On account of COVID safety reasons, this programme will be held at Abu Dhabi, where NRI entrepreneur Leo Rodrigues, will present the award.
This programme will be transmitted through Daijiworld TV at 7 pm on November 1, in the monthly theatre series 226th programme of Mandd Sobhann, 'Purna Patholi - 3'.
Kalakar Puraskar was instituted by Konkani scholar, Dr Pratap Naik, on behalf of his Karval family for honouring artistes of Karnataka origin with significant achievements in the fields of Konkani dance, drama, music-singing, and folklore.