Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai
Dubai, Dec 9: Konkani playwright, director, actor and magician Adolphus Avitas Coutinho, popularly known as Dolla Manglur was felicitated here in Dubai recently by Daiji Rangmandir, the forum of Konkani stage artistes.
Dayan D'Souza, convenor of Daiji Rangmandir welcomed the gathering and introduced Dolla to the audience.
Hemacharya, convenor of Daiji Dubai presented Dolla with a memento, while Joseph Mathias of Merit Freight Systems LLC honoured his wife Valentino.
Some unknown facts were made known during the discussion wherein Dolla answered questions from the audience. Though the name Dolla became popular in recent times, the artiste was writing Konkani literature under a different pen-name prior to that, it was revealed. Dolla gave details about his growth as an artiste in a circus company, later as a magician and now as a director in a witty manner.
Valentino Coutinho, wife of the artiste was present. Pius James compered the event and proposed vote of thanks. Konkani enthusiasts as well as entrepreneurs were present on the occasion.