Thursday, February 25, 2010

Renowned Konkani writer Prakash Thali dies

Noted Konkani writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner Prakash Thali expired on Wednesday, Feb 23. He was 65. Thali is credited for translating the Indian constitution in Konkani up to the 85th amendment and contributing to the Konkani-English dictionary.

Born at Chorao in 1945, Thali has written works in Konkani and Marathi. He has also translated Bengali dramas 'Sagina Mahato' and 'Badal Sarkar' and Kannada play 'Hayavatani', besides a Marathi drama into Konkani.

He was a professor who taught English at P D Lions College, Mumbai and Damodar College, Margao.
Thali was also editor of the Konkani monthly magazine Kullaghar and worked as assistant editor and news editor with Konkani daily Sunaparant. Among his achievements is a Sahitya Akademi award for a translation of 'Sanskar' - a book by Kannada writer U R Ananta Murthy. On February 8, he was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim due to ailing health.

Full report here Times of India

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