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Melvyn Rodrigues

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Language  Konkani
Genre  Poetry
Name  Melvyn Rodrigues
Nationality  Indian
Subject  Konkani
Role  Poet
Melvyn Rodrigues
Education  B.B.M.(Business Management), M.A. (Sociology)
Literary movement  Propagation of Konkani Poetry towards International Status

Amchi Mati Amchi Monsham with MELVYN RODRIGUES, Poet│Episode-40│Daijiworld Television

Melvyn Rodrigues is a Konkani Poet and Konkani Language Activist.


About Melvyn

Melvyn Rodrigues was born at Derebail, Mangalore, on 8 July 1962. His parents were (late) Charles and (late) Theresa Rodrigues, with family of 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys. He had his primary education at Holy Family Higher Primary School, Derebail, and his High School studies in Padua High School, Mangalore. After completing his Pre-University studies at St.Aloysius College, he acquired his B.B.M. degree at S.D.M.College, Mangalore, and M.A. (Sociology) degree from Mysore University. He worked in Dubai until 2006. Now he is settled in Mangalore and working as Operations Director at

Music Album Lyricist

  • Name: Dini Dini
  • Year: 2006
  • Publisher: Kavita Publications
  • Remarks: Music Audio Album
  • Essays

  • Name: Shabdulim
  • Remarks: Collection of Essays
  • Year: 2003
  • Publisher: Kavita Publications
  • Translation

  • Name: Kanni Zali Choli
  • Year: 1995
  • Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
  • Remarks: Translation of Kannanda short Stores of Yashwant Vithoba Chittal
  • Novella

  • Name: Bhesam Zallem Kalliz
  • Year: 1983
  • Publisher: Punov Prakashan, Mangalore
  • Propagation of Konkani Poetry via Kavita Trust

    Kavita Trust was formed in 2006 and Melvyn Rodrigues was the founder president of the Trust. The Trust has its mission as "To function as a "School for the Promotion and Propagation of Konkani poetry". It operates out of Mangalore. It conducts several activities to promote Konkani poetry such as
    - Endowment Lectures by eminent poets- Yearly
    - Kavita Fest (Konkani Poetry Festival) - Yearly
    - Konkani Poetry Publications
    - All India Konkani Poetry Writing Competition for Students - Yearly
    - All India Konkani Poetry Reciting Competition for Youth - Yearly
    - All India Konkani Poetry Reciting Competition for Children - Yearly

    Konkani journalism

    He is the editor of the website This website, dedicated to konkani poetry, was started in 2001. All the information and news on activities of Kavita Trust are published in it.

    Highest Award

    He won the Central Sahitya Akademi Award in 2010 for his book (Collection of Poems) Prikriticho Paas.

    Other awards

  • 1989: Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Goa
  • 2006: Konkani Kuttom, Bahrain
  • 2006: Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Akademi Honorary Award for Literature
  • 2009: Dr TMA Pai Foundation Best Konkani Book Award
  • References

    Melvyn Rodrigues Wikipedia