Press Esc to close
Thursday 24 July 2014
News updated at 2:59 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Konkani singer Wilfy Rebimbus no more

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.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung...

A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung...

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed...

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed...

Priyanka Chopra during the unveiling of trailer of the film ''Mary Kom'', in Mumbai...

Priyanka Chopra during the unveiling of trailer of the film ''Mary Kom'', in Mumbai...

Artists perform during the launch of Philips and Disney imaginative lighting range in New Delhi...

Artists perform during the launch of Philips and Disney imaginative lighting range in New Delhi...

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi...

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi...

Villagers cross the river Baitarani in a country boat after the same was flooded following...

Villagers cross the river Baitarani in a country boat after the same was flooded following...

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7...

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing food grains to poors...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing food grains to poors...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnatik creates a sculpture on girl child abuse with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnatik creates a sculpture on girl child abuse with a message...

Lightning on a thunderstorm  crackles over the mountains just south of Tollgate, Ore...

Lightning on a thunderstorm crackles over the mountains just south of Tollgate, Ore...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523