Konkani Kutam Bahrain award-2013 will be conferred on Avitas Adolphus Cutinha

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Mangalore, July 20: It has been reported that multifaceted Avitas Adolphus Cutinha, popular by name “Dolla”,a veteran Konkani playwriter,director, radio artiste and a comedy actor has been chosen for the prestigious Konkani Kutam Bahrain award-2013.

The award will carry a cash of Rs 50,000/=, a citation and a memento.

The award will be presented in a glittering ceremony, which will be held at St.Sabastian Platinum Jubilee hall, Bendore on July 28, Sunday.

JR Lobo, MLA from Mangalore south constituency will be presiding over the function and Fr Denis D’sa, udipi diocese PRO has kindly consented to be the chief guest and C G S Taccode, renowned Konkani writer will be the guest of honour.

‘Dolla’ as a boy used to watch Tamil movie and animal circus and at the age of 10, he was offered a mute role by Shri Giri in his Konkani drama “Kalloka Pattlean Uzwad” (light behind darkness).

Following his success in Konkani drama, later he was offered a comedy role in Ibrahim’s Tulu play” Kaljigada Madimal” and since then he has played number of comedy roles both in Tulu and Konkani plays. Besides he has also written few Tulu and Konkani dramas.

He also directed more than 50 dramas and played comedy roles in more than 300 Konkani and Tulu plays. Some of the religious plays he directed were ‘Mother Teresa’,’Devache Dha Upades’,(Ten commandments),’Sipai Santh’,(Soldier Saint),’Somia tum Khaim Vetai?,(Lord, where Thou Goest?) and others. Besides he has also performed quite a number of magic shows apart from his popular comedy shows like Dol-Fel-Chal, Dolla-Kulla etc.

He also played comedy roles in Konkani movies’Bhoglant’(Allegation),’Mog Ani Moipas’(Love and affection) and also a few Kannada films like ‘Tuvvi Tuvvi’,’SMS 6260’ and Tulu telefilm ‘Sahana’. He has also produced ‘Dol-Fel-Chal’ and Fokannam Fokannam’ audio cassettes containing his unique jokes. He has also published two joke books-Kuch Kuch Kuchileo and ‘Hip Hip Hurray’.“Dolla” has given numerous comedy shows not only in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts but also in Mysore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. He has been felicitated by quite a number of associations in India and abroad including Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy. At present Avitus Adolphus is serving MCC Bank Ltd as one of its directors.

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