'Golden Voice of Tiatr' Remmie Colaco passes away

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 22 March 2012 15:35 IST

Remmie Colaco

Remmie Colaco, a versatile Tiatrist, passed away today morning at Royal Hospital in Margao.

He was 87.

Hailing from Curchorem, Remedious Colaco was conferred with “Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Stage Award” by Tiatr Academy of Goa two years ago.

Widely known as Remmie, he has enriched the tiatr stage not only by script writing, directing, acting, singing in tiatr but was also known for his unique sets.

He is one of the few tiatrist who began his career by playing female role in his young days, in a drama “Bhagintlo Mog” staged by Jolly Boys Group of Sewree.

He was then spotted by then famous tiatrist Edward Almeida from Dhobitalo, Mumbai.

Many professional tiatrists then picked him up including C. Alvares, J. P. Souzalin, Minguel Rod, Jacinto Vaz, Dioginho D’Mello, John Claro, M. Boyer and others, to make tiatr his career.

Equally a talented singer with ‘golden voice’, Remmie has composed hundreds of Kantaram, especially to educate about moral values in the society.

His most famous song ‘Ankvar Moriechem Dukh’ was selected as the best Konkani song by the All India Radio during the Portuguese era.

Remmie also cut quite a few gramophone records (HMV), including famous ones like ‘Ankvar Moriechem Dukh’, ‘Maisun’, ‘Borim Follam’, ‘Bhav-Bhav’ and ‘Mog Utor Apurbaiechem’.

He also produced an audio cassette namely ‘Ghorachem Sukh’.

Goa Konkani Academy has also published his two plays ‘Ghorachem Sukh’ and ‘Atancho Temp’.

Also known to be a very good human being, some of the famous tiatr Remmie acted are ‘Bhagintlo Mog’, ‘Chintna Zalim Sopna’, ‘Kedna Udetolo to Dis’, ‘Saibinicheo Sat Dukhi’, ‘Ekuch Rosto’, ‘Utt Goenkara’ etc.

He has written and directed many tiatr, including ‘Satvo Sacrament’, ‘Sukh Tarvotteanchem’, ‘Bhavponnacho Kaido’, ‘Chouto Mandament’, ‘Atam Konn Sukhi’, ‘Don Kallzam’, ‘Kiteak Upkarlem’, ‘Ghorachem Sukh’, ‘Mhozo Kunhead’ and ‘Ostoreancho Mog’.

Remmie did his primary education in Konkani at the local church school in Curchorem. He also studied music there under the guidance of Maestro Diago Rodrigues.

He has also performed in East Africa and in the Gulf countries too.

Recognising his great contribution to the Tiatr stage, he was conferred with several other awards.

Some of these major awards are Goa State Cultural Award in 1991 and prestigious Dalgado Puroskar by Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

He was also felicitated by the Konkani Weekly ‘Cine Times’ and Konkani Monthly ‘Gulab’.

TAG president Tomazinho Cardoz has condoled his passing away and has conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.

His funeral would be announced later as his daughter lives in Canada.

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Words are not enough to describe a great man who always inspired other with morale thought in his real life and talents; he is no other than Mr. Remmie Colaco. Goa lost another son of soil who spent his whole life on Konkani stage. He was a director, actor and a melodious singer popularly known as “Tiatrist”. He lived a very simple life, a life with religious thoughts. He always gave a good morale to the society in his talents. We will remember him always as he was one of the personalities who worked to keep Drama’s along with our Mother tongue “Konkani” alive.

Deep condolences to his beloved family members.

Pray Heavenly Father to give him eternal life

- Domnic Nogueiro, Tilamolal/ Kuwait | 23 rd March 2012 08:00

 

it was sad to hear our tiartrist Mr. Remmie passed

aways. God may give him rest in peace. I conveyed my

deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Such a

wonderful and talent star we miss.Almighty god offer

him best place to your kigndom. Amen.

- Domnick Rodrigues, Margao | 22 nd March 2012 16:52

 

Indeed, Goa has lost one of the tallest stalwarts of the Konkani Stage! Apart from being a melodious singer, he was an amazing actor, an enlightened Playwright and an able Director. His contributions to the cause of Konkani has been immense. In all his songs or Tiatr's, there was an underlining message, which served to educate people on morals, good behaviour, simple lifestyle and above all the need to love one's motherland and mother tongue. He was a great personality, whose class very few could match. No wonder he served the Konkani Stage with distinction till the very last years of his being alive. He has left behind a rich legacy of his talents for each one of us to emulate and carry forward.



I had the highest admiration for our beloved Remmie Colaco! He was one actor who would give his best in any role that he played, be it in Films, Tiatrs or Musical Shows. I am sure God has been very kind to him and has blessed him with a long life which has now come to an end. And I am sure he would have had no regrets to leave this world, with his foot-prints firmly engraved on the sands of time. Men like Remmie come in this world but once, play their role and then leave, making a mark, which helps people like us to keep them in our memory forever.

While bidding farewell to our revered Remmie Colaco, I pray God grants his soul eternal rest in his heavenly abode.

Deep condolences to his bereaved family members. May God give them the fortitude to bear the irrepairable loss.

May his soul rest in eternal peace!

- Rabindra Pimenta, Kuwait. | 22 nd March 2012 16:13

 

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