Senior Konkani writer Kevin D'Mello Karkala is no more

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SB)

Karkala, Nov 24: Renowned Konkani writer Kevin D'Mello Karkala (53)  passed away on Thursday, November 24 afternoon. It is learnt that he hanged himself from the roof of his house  near Ramasamudra, Karkala.

Kevin was very active in the Alcoholic Anonymous Mission and was successful in bringing back to normal life many alcoholic edicts. He was also very active in social service in and around Karkala.

In the Konkani literature circle, he was known for his unique and crisp short stories. Kevin has more than 200 short stories to his credit. 
'Chanda ani Garbh' is an anthology of his short stories published in 2013. He also wrote four short novels published in Konkani magazines in episodes.

Kevin was also working as the administrative office in Christ The King Church school near Gandhi Maidan.

He has left behind his wife and a daughter.






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  • William Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Sun, Dec 25 2022

    Very shocking & sad news.May his soul rest in peace

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  • sunil, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    RIP Kevin . I used to wait for his stories which were published in JHELO . His stories used to cover the front page .

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  • Donald D Silva, Attur Karkala /Mira road

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Great Prashant. I knew him also very well. Thats why I advocate counselling to people going through depression. Committing suicide is a split second decision. He was a great social worker in CK Church. Very admirable. Either one should visit Potta D retreat center or see a Physciatrist. Simply taking one's life is not correct.

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  • Lal, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Om Shanthi

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Shocking to hear he hanged himself.Since a active member in catholic sabha is hanging ?Hope no faul play ?Was he sick may be ? didnt want to tell others?Nothing is known .Hard to believe.May his soul rest in peace.Heartfelt sympathies to his family.

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  • Alexander Prashanth Menezes, Dubai/Bengaluru

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Kevin was a great soul and who never would have succumbed to taking his own life. He was 58 years old and was very close associate of mine. He was a great writer of Konkani, well educated with a first class degree in commerce from Bhuvanendra College and was very active in sports during his youth time. He was very active in church activities, had directed many dramas during his youth time. Until recently he was very active in Catholic Sabha and other social awareness groups. He was working for Christ King College for sometime, but a year ago, he had opted to pursue other interests and left the job with CK College. He was a down to earth soul inspite of he being well known as a great writer of Konkani literature. His works are of a high quality and his writings/stories were just mesmerized his readers. He had stopped writing few years ago but occasionally used to write for church magazines and other Konkani papers. He lost his parents at very young age in an accident which left a huge dent in his life. He had to work hard in his parents land to make a living. Today I have lost a very good and kind hearted friend, with whom I had spent memorable times in the past. I used to visit him during every visit to my hometown and have some good times. A non alcoholic and he had no bad habits. However, he was bit depressed recently and must have taken this step out of concern to his family. He was not sick nor he had any financial problems. Its just that we do not know what happened to him before taking his own life. Rest in peace my friend, until we meet again.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Why did he have to leave CK College suddenly after having established him there is the weak link!

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Thu, Nov 24 2022

    Very Sorry to hear the untimely Passing away our Good Friend and Senior Konkani Writer, Kevin D'Mello ! Our Gracious Lord knows as to what he wants our brother to do at Lords Wonderful Living Place ! THANK YOU LORD !!!

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  • Stany Rego, Attur Basilica

    Thu, Nov 24 2022

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Sylvia Stephan, Kinnigoli

    Thu, Nov 24 2022

    May his soul rest in eternal peace. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 24 2022

    May his soul rest in peace. Peace & comfort to his family, relatives, and friends. CPR steps: Quick reference Use CPR when an adult is not breathing or when they are only gasping occasionally, and when they are not responding to questions or taps on the shoulder. Check that the area is safe, then perform the following basic CPR steps: Call an ambulance or ask someone else to. Lay the person on their back and open their airway. Check for breathing. If they are not breathing, start CPR. Place the heel of your hand on the center of the person's chest, then place the palm of your other hand on top and press down by 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.5 inches) at a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions a minute. After every 30 chest compressions, give 2 rescue breaths. Repeat until an ambulance or automated external defibrillator (AED) arrives. Do NOT give water to drink or any sort of food/liquid.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Where is the question of CPR here??

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai, Your comments make sense.

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