Remmie Colaco died on 22nd March 2012
I remember popular Remmie-Boyer comedy duets where M Boyer used to physically push Remmie to take his mic position and sang his own line and they did it each time they were called back
Remmie usually sang decent songs, even in comedy duets with M Boyer, his role was always as professional like doctor, engineer, empregado etc Boyer’s role being Cook, mechanic, drunkard etc
Tiatr Academy of Goa condoles the death of veteran tiatr artiste Remedious J. Colaco who was popularly known as Remmie Colaco. He expired in the wee hours of yesterday morning at Royal Hospital,Margao. Born on 19th September 1925, Remmie Colaco enriched the tiatr stage not only by script writing, directing, acting, singing in tiatrs but he has also designed and executed stage setting in the tiatrs produced by him.
Remmie Colaco hails from Bepquegal, Curchorem Goa. He did his primary education in Konkani at the local church school where he also studied music under the guidance of Maestro Diago Rodrigues. This 87 years old versatile actor first started acting when he joined the Jolly Boys Groupe of Sewree who staged their drama ‘Bhagintlo Mog’ where he played the role of a female. He was spotted by Edward Almeida from Dobitalao, a famous tiatrist then. His career began when he was picked up by C.Alvares, J.P.Souzalin, Minguel Rod, Jacinto Vaz, Dioginho D’Melo, John Claro, M.Boyer and others.
As there were no female artistes then, Remmie Colaco used to play the lead roles of a female. Later on he himself started writing and directing his own plays. He has written and directed many tiatrs which have been well appreciated by the tiatr lovers. Some of the popular tiatrs written and directed by him are ‘Satvo Sacrament’, ‘Sukh Tarvotteanchem’, ‘Bhavponnacho Kaido’, ‘Chouto Mandament’, ‘Atam Konn Sukhi’, ‘Don Kallzam’, ‘Kiteak Upkarlem’, ‘Ghorachem Sukh’, ‘Mhozo Kunhead’ and ‘Ostoreancho Mog’.
Some of the tiatrs in which Remmie Colaco has excelled in various roles are ‘Bhagintlo Mog’, ‘Chintna Zalim Sopna’, ‘Kedna Udetolo to Dis’, ‘Saibinicheo Sat Dukhi’, ‘Ekuch Rosto’, ‘Utt Goenkara’ etc.
He was a good singer on the tiatr stage having sung songs in all above mentioned tiatrs besides showcasing his acting talent. He was better known for his songs on moral values. His most famous song ‘Ankvar Moriechem Dukh’ was selected as the best Konkani song at the All India Radio during the Portuguese era.
Remmie Colaco also sung on gramophone records (HMV) some of which are ‘Ankvar Moriechem Dukh’, ‘Maisun’, ‘Borim Follam’, ‘Bhav-Bhav’ and ‘Mog Utor Apurbaiechem’. He also produced an audio cassette namely ‘Ghorachem Sukh’.
He staged his tiatrs in East Africa and in the Gulf countries too. He won many awards for his contribution towards the upliftment of the Konkani language. The Goa Konkani Academy has published two of his plays ‘Ghorachem Sukh’ and ‘Atancho Temp’.
Remmie Colaco was conferred with the following awards:-
·He was felicitated by the Konkani Weekly Cine Times and Konkani Monthly Gulab.
· He was conferred with Goa State Cultural Award in 1991.
· He was also the recipient of the prestigious Dalgado Puroskar by Dalgado Konknni Akademi.
·He was conferred with Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Stage Award in the year 2010 by Tiatr Academy of Goa.
TAG conveys its condolences to the bereaved family and prays to the almighty that his soul rests in peace.
When contacted, the family members stated that the funeral date will be announced later as one of his daughters has to come from Canada.
Some picswith wife and daughter
some video clips of Remmie colaco etc (2008)
With another tiatrist C D Silva
Some more pics
Remmie Colaco (Birthday boy)
with one of the three daughtershttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk12/2870686484/in/photostream/
With Baretto Brothers musicians
In GT 2008
His house, Sanvordem, Goahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk12/2873430484/in/photostream/
In Herald 2012 (after death)http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr11/7006902297/sizes/l/in/photostream/
In Navhind Times 2012http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr11/6861662680/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Video - Singing Ankvar Moriechem Dukh
Video 2 - His Popular song and pics
Video 3 - Birthday celebrations, mando, dulpods etc
Updated: 26th March 2012
Funeral Pics etc
over 35 tiatrist spotted at the funeral
Rico Rod, Sabina, Anil Kumar, Fatima, Platilda, Jessie dias, Cyriaco dias,
Mike Metha, Josephine, Jr. Rod, Marcelin de Betim, Wilson (wilmix),
Sharon Mazarello, Clara, Patrick dourado, Jane, John Claro, Anthony San,
Victor (AVA), Hortencio Pereira, Natto, Tomazinho Cardozo, Irene, Joy,
A friend, Leslie, Filipe Pereira, Teotonio, Willy Goes, Abdonio, Osvy Viegas, Minin de Bhandar, C D Silva, Cajetan de Curtorim etc
Funeral - 26th March 2012, Sanvordem Goa
Tiatrist carrying Remmie Colaco
Tiatrist at the cemetery
at home with family members
Wife and 3 daughters
More pics and Video 27/3/12
Remmie Colaco - The last journey
Stating with Residence, family, Priest, departure
2.01 Arrival at the Church. Tiatrists carry the coffin inside the church
Anil Kumar, Osvy, Abdonio, Patrick, Mike Metha, Cajetan de Curtorim,
Marcelini etc Followed by red confrad
3.45 Mass service starts with Fr. James few words
6.35 Fr. Trindade Homily (part), Grotto,
footage of people leaving for Cemetery also shown simultaneously
14.12 offertory, External Church, Church bell,Tabernacle, Communion
16.58 Playing of ‘Ankvar Moriechem Dhuk’ song (some pics also added)
20.54 off to Cemetery, uphill, Tiatrist are seen carrying coffin etc
22.17 at the Cemetery, grave
22.48 Mike Metha speaks, Remmie was Schoolmate of Shami kapoor..
23.57 Tiatr Academy President Tomazinho Cardozo
25.51 Final rites/prayers with Fr. Domnic Alvares
26.21 Lowering the coffin into the grave (Mechanically),
Goodbye Remmie Coalco
Some more pics
at home with family members for the last timehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr11/6874777298/in/photostream/
At the Church – Mass, Prieste etchttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr11/6874683724/in/photostream/
Fr. Triandade Monteiro
Guardian Angel, Sanvordem
to the Cemeteryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr11/6874750016/in/photostream/
tiatrists Carry coffin
crowd at the Cemetery
Final resting place
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