DKA to celebrate ‘Romanxicho Patxai’ Reginald Fernandes Day on June 14

In keeping with the tradition, Dalgado Konknni Akademi will celebrate the anniversary of ‘Romanxicho Patxai’, Reginald Fernandes on June 14 at 4.30 p.m. at the DKA’s Reginald Fernandes conference hall, Panaji. At the function, Konknni lover and writer, Brazinho Soares Kalapurkar will voice his thoughts on Reginald Fernandes and Tomazinho Cardozo, President, DKA will preside.

A famed novelist of his time, late Reginald Fernandes wrote more than 200 novels in Konknni. In the period of the nonexistence of radio, TV, and mobile, reading was a hobby of the people of Goa. His writings attracted the young and the old. The young especially were attracted towards his well-knit and superbly descriptive love scenes. The publishers of his time were eagerly waiting for his new novels and the huge queue of publishers at his residence to get the copyright was a proof of this statement. Though he has enriched Konknni literature, it is sad that the literary world has failed to recognise him.

Honoring this great writer, Dalgado Konknni Akademi has named their conference hall “Reginald Fernandes’ hall. DKA celebrate his birth anniversary, as Reginald Fernandes Day on June 14 every year.

(The event is open to all.)