SURYACHA KIRNANI - (An Appraisal of the Literary Contribution of Wilfy Rebimbus)


Steve Pereira

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SURYACHA KIRNNANI a new book edited by Fr. Stephen Pereira, OCD is an appraisal of the literary contributions of the renowned and legendary singer from Mangalore, the Late Mr. Wilfy Rebimbus. Fondly remembered by thousands as the Konkan Kogul (Nightingale of Konkani), he still captures hearts through his voice in his various songs, inspiring them with the wisdom emanating from his lyrics. Apart from the numerous awards and honours received in recognition for his contribution to Konkani music and literature, he was also honoured with the Pro Ecclesia Et Pintifice (for Church and Pope), the highest Papal Award given to a layperson for contributing to the Church through his songs.

 

This book will be released by the well-known poet Melwyn Rodrigues (Kendra Sahitya Academy Puraskar 2011 winner) on 21st December at 5.00 pm at St. Joseph’s Monastery, Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte. This event, presided over by Rev. Fr. Archiebald Gonsalves OCD (Provincial Superior of the Carmelites), will witness the presentation of two scholarly papers:

·        ‘Human Values in Wilfy’s Literature’ presented by Jocy Siddakatte (Konkani writer and poet)

·        ‘Centenary of Konkani Journalism - An Evaluation’ presented by Prof. Stephen Quadros, Permude (Konkani writer and grammarian). Incidentally this year happens to be the centenary year of Konkani journalism.

 

SURYACHA KIRNNANI is an evaluation on the contribution of Wilfy’s literature which includes his songs (more than 3000), poems (20), plays (9) and short stories. For the first time, so many famous writers of Konkani have come together to contribute to this work with their scholarly articles on this single person. Apart from a detailed biography of Mr. Wilfy Rebimbus, this books addresses various aspects of Wilfy’s literature: his literary style; his portrayal of the Christian community, of religion, of women, of motherhood; his views on politics, human values, comedy, health, social revolution, philosophy, love, relevant and striking events, his mother-tongue Konkani, and many more.. SURYACHA KIRNNANI unearths the rich treasure that lies deep within the songs and writings of the great Konkan Kogul, and can be considered as a compendium of the literature of the late Mr. Wilfy Rebimbus.

Comments on this Article
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Mon, December-24-2012, 1:11
CDS, last few years of his life he was struggling to get even a single hit song and now I wonder why all this Kolavari............
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CDS, Kemmannu Sun, December-23-2012, 10:21
Wilfy Rebimbus was a compact disc, a singer, Lyricist,music director, actor, play writer,director and last but not the least a great human being. The void left by him can not be filled.
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Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Sat, December-22-2012, 9:44
Behind every great singer there is a lyricist and music director..........
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