List of people from Goa

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This is a list of famous and notable people from Goa, India. This list includes Goans and persons of Goan origin who are known to a large number of people, and not based on the extent of their popularity. Neither is the list viewed from the context of the present. Their fame could be brief; what matters is that they were well known during the peak of their popularity. The names are arranged in alphabetical order in their respective categories.

Architects

Artists

Business people

Engineers

Governors

Indologists & Archeologists

Lawyers & Judges

Military

Musicians & Singers

Olympians

Physicians

Politicians

Education

Priests, Nuns, Bishops and Religious leaders

Scientists and Researchers

Sportsmen/Sportswomen

Writers, Editors & Journalists

  • Armand de Souza (1877–1922), founding editor of the Morning Leader in Ceylon; early freedom fighter; gaoled by the British colonial government for advocating democracy, but was released following public protests; author of Hundred days in Ceylon under martial law in 1915; [8] father of Senator Doric de Souza (Professor of English) and the late editor of the Times of Ceylon, Tory de Souza
  • B. D. Satoskar, author, ex-editor of Gomantak daily
  • Chandrakant Keni, retired editor of Marathi daily Rashtramat and Konkani daily Sunaparant; former freelance journalist; was associated with the development of Konkani language; won Sahitya Academy Award for his book Ashadh Pawali
  • Dom Moraes (1938–2004), won the American Press Club Citation for Excellence in Reporting, for some 20 articles he wrote for the New York Times Sunday Magazine; poet
  • Francisco Luís Gomes (1829–1869), Portuguese physician, politician, writer, historian, and economist
  • Frank Simoes, passionate Goan advertising person; author of Glad Season in Goa
  • Frank Moraes, editor of many prominent newspapers in post-independence India, including The Indian Express
  • Ian Fyfe was a cricketer, coach and a sports journalist from Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ivo de Figueiredo (born 1966) is a Norwegian historian, biographer and critic of Goan origin
  • Lambert Mascarenhas, author of the classic novel Sorrowing Lies My Land (1955), which was reprinted thrice and has been translated into Marathi, Telugu and Konkani; editor of the Goan Tribune; founder editor of Goa Today, former editor of The Navhind Times; won the State Cultural award
  • Manohar Rai Sardesai, Konkani and French novelist and poet
  • Maria Aurora Couto, writer, academic and literary critic with books including Graham Greene: On the Frontier, Politics and Religion in the Novels, and Goa: A Daughter's Story
  • Olivinho Gomes (1943–2009), (b. St Estevam, Goa, 1943—30 July 2009) was an eminent Konkani scholar and former acting vice chancellor of the Goa
  • Orlando da Costa (1929–2006), Communist Portuguese poet and writer of Goan descent, born in the capital of the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique, Maputo
  • Preetu Nair, Principal correspondent, Times of India
  • Ravindra Kelekar (born 1925), freedom fighter, writer and revivalist of the Konkani language
  • Sebastião Rodolfo Dalgado (1855–1922), of Assagao, linguist; knew Malayalam, Sinhala, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, and Sanskrit; in 1892, he produced a Konkani-Portuguese dictionary and later a grammar
  • Teotonio R. de Souza, historian, founder-director of Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Goa (1979–1994); Fellow of the Portuguese Academy of History; author of Medieval Goa (1979), Goa to Me (1994), Goa outgrowing postcolonialism (2014) and several other publications on Goan history and culture

References

  1. ^ "Charles Correa Associates". www.charlescorrea.net. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ J. Clement Vaz, "Profiles of Eminent Goans Past and Present", Concept Publishing Company, 1997, ISBN  9788170226192
  3. ^ Chatterjee, Sudeshna (31 August 2003). "Family Matters". The Times of India.
  4. ^ Vaz, J. Clement (1997). Profiles of eminent Goans, past and present. Concept Publishing Company. p. 118. ISBN  81-7022-619-8.
  5. ^ Cortesão, Armando; Teixeira da Mota, Avelino (1987). Portugaliae monumenta cartographica. Lisbon: INCM. p. Vol 5.
  6. ^ "Manohar Parrikar appointed as new Goa Chief Minister". The Economic Times. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. ^ Past speakers of Goa Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Hundred days in Ceylon under martial law in 1915. Printed by Woolridge & Co. 1916.

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