Konkani films including "Boglantt" and "Faxi".
Freddy Barboza no more
PARRA: Veteran tiatrist Freddy Barboza passed away in Parra, Goa, on December 28 at 78 years of age. He leaves behind his wife, Benny, four daughters, a son, 11 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Actor, composer and lyricist in Konkani tiatr in Bombay, Freddy Barboza retired in Goa 18 years ago. He has been an inspiration to many younger singers and actors of Konkani stage. He owned Fredrick Travels in the 1970’s and 1980’s in Bombay, from where he recruited people to work in the Gulf. He also owned a Car Rental Company. Besides having a full-time business, his love for Konkani never ceased. He dedicated most of his spare time acting in Konkani dramas, composing Konkani songs, writing lyrics and producing two music cassettes in the early 1990’s, titled 'Juliana' and 'Maria' which were big hits.
He also acted in a couple of Konkani films including "Boglantt" and "Faxi". The funeral service was held on December 29 morning at St Anne’s Church in Parra where the parish priest and his assistant praised Barboza for his simplicity and generosity.