C Alvares (Celestino Alvares) was born on 11th August 1924. He became an ace director but was known by everyone as the “King of Konkani Duets”. He received an award at the hands of India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi - the award was for best actor in the Konkani film Nirmon. C Alvares wrote more than 100 tiatrs. Besides Nirmon he acted in other famous Konkani films like Amchem Noxib and Bhuerantlo Monis. His video cassette entitled Faxi Mogachi, as well as his audio cassettes, are still popular.