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Konkani singer Wilfy Rebimbus no more

Last updated: 09 March, 2010
Mangalore, March 9, DHNS:

Wilfy Rebimbus, one of the finest singers of all time in coastal region passed away in a private hospital on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 68.

 
Born into a poor Mangalore family, Wilfy started composing and singing Konkani songs when he was just 14.

Rebimbus enriched the Konkani music world for over 50 years composing over 3,000 songs. He has penned three Konkani musical plays, ‘Hazaar Umaalyamche Kazaar,’ ‘Vechik Pooth’ and ‘Mother Teresa.’ He also brought out 40 popular music audio cassettes, besides six volumes of devotional and one instrumental album.

He was diagnosed to be suffering from lung cancer and underwent a surgery in September 2009. Wilfy Rebimbus was honoured with Rajyotsava award and Sandesha award.
Wilfy is survived by his wife Meena Rebimbus, son Vishwas and daughter Veena,  all of whom are singers.


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