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Antonio Piedade da Cruz

July 22, 2017

Antonio Piedade da Cruz, also known as “A.P. d’Cruz” or simply “Cruzo”, (22 August 1895 – 1982) was a 20th-century painter and sculptor from Goa, Portuguese India. Credit: mid-day.com Early life and background He was born on 22 […]

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Raghunath Anant Mashelkar

July 22, 2017

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, also known as Ramesh Mashelkar. FREng, FIChemE (born on 1st January, 1943) is an Indian chemical engineer and a former Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), a chain of 38 publicly funded industrial research and […]

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Froilano de Mello

July 22, 2017

Indalencio Pascoal Froilano de Mello (17 May 1887 – 9 January 1955) was a Goan-Portuguese microbiologist, medical scientist, professor, author and an independent MP in the Portuguese parliament. Throughout the course of his scientific career, Mello was responsible for the […]

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Garcia de Orta

July 22, 2017

Garcia de Orta (or Garcia d’Orta) (1501? – 1568) was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician, herbalist and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine, pharmacognosy and ethnobotany, working mainly in Goa, then a Portuguese overseas territory. Garcia de Orta used an experimental approach to […]

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Frank Simoes

July 22, 2017

Frank Simoes (1937–2002) was an Indian writer and pioneering advertising executive, the first Indian to set up his own advertising agency, born in Mumbai. He initially worked for advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather before setting up his own company; his […]

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B. D. Satoskar

July 22, 2017

B. D. Satoskar (Devanagari:बा.द. सातोस्कर or बाळकृष्ण दत्तात्रेय सातोस्कर) (26 March 1909 – 27 November 2000) is an historian, freedom fighter, publisher and journalist from the state of Goa, India. He was born in Mashel village of Goa. Satoskar has authored […]

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Frank Moraes

July 22, 2017

Francis Robert “Frank” Moraes (12 November 1907 – 2 May 1974) was editor of many prominent newspapers in post-Independence India, including The Indian Express. Early life and education Born in Bombay (Mumbai) of Goan descent on 12 November 1907, Moraes was the […]

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Lambert Mascarenhas

July 22, 2017

Lambert Mascarenhas (born 17 September 1914) is a journalist, freedom activist and writer from Goa. His family hails from the Goan Catholic community, a Christian community in Goa. Credit: vascowatchonline Personal life Mascarenhas was born in Goa, but his early education […]

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Chandrakant Keni

July 22, 2017

Chandrakant Keni (1934-3 February 2009) was a Konkani language writer and journalist from Goa. He was the editor of Marathi Daily Rashtramath and Konkani Daily Sunaparant. Keni won Sahitya Academy Award for his Konkani book Ashad Pawali. (Source)

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Ravindra Kelekar

July 22, 2017

Ravindra Kelekar (7 March 1925 – 27 August 2010) was a noted Indian author who wrote primarily in the Konkani language, though he also wrote in Marathi and Hindi. A Gandhian activist, freedom fighter and a pioneer in the modern Konkani movement, he is […]