clear clear
clear clear clear clear clear
clear
  
Movies
   Scoops & News

Musician Anthony Gonsalves passes away in Goa



January 19, 2012 06:29:43 PM IST
IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend

The legendary Goan musician Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves, credited with pioneering the orchestra and whose name was immortalized in a 1977 Manmohan Desai film song starring Amitabh Bachchan, breathed his last at Goa Medical College Wednesday evening.

The musician, who started as a violinist in a group of composer Naushad in 1943, was admitted in the hospital for medical check up on Jan 9 but succumbed to low blood pressure at 7pm Wednesday.

The 84-year-old maestro, hailing from Majorda in South Goa was awarded 'lifetime achievement' in Mumbai in Sept 2010 followed by 'Karnaveer Puraskar' in Goa in November 2010.

To commemorate his achievement, a 58-minute film on Gonsalves was screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) last year.

With over 1000 songs to his credit in over 250 films, the multifaceted musician had worked with renowned musicians like R D Burman and Pyarelal Sharma.

In 1977, as a tribute to the legendary, Manmohan Desai's movie AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY had Amitabh Bachchan's character replaced from Anthony Fernandes to Gonsalves.

The song 'My Name is Anthony Gonsalves' was yet another tribute to the legendary.

Gonsalves is survived by his wife Melita, son Kiran and daughter Laxmi. His final rites will be conducted after Kiran's return from UK.



 
  

More related news


- 5 possible reasons why Kareena Kapoor Khan wants to be cordial with Shahid Kapoor - News
- Kareena Kapoor Khan: I got married when everyone said not to - News
- CLICKED: Kareena Kapoor Khan sans makeup - News
- Karan Johar poses with his favourites ladies! - News
- Will Deepika Padukone outdo Kareena Kapoor Khan in the Box-office battle? - News
- Arjun Kapoor takes selfie with his first crush! - News
- 8 photos that showcases Kareena Kapoor Khan's fashionista side - News
- 7 times when Kareena Kapoor showed her immature side - News
- Kareena Kapoor Khan: BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is going to be a big one - News
- Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor's BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is 70% complete! - News
- Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor wrap up BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN's Delhi schedule - News
- Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor's BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN goes on-floors in Delhi! - News
- After Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor to do a cameo in THE SHAUKEENS - News
- Anniversary special: Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan's 5 best candid moments! - News
- Kareena Kapoor Khan: Can't miss an opportunity to work with Ajay Devgn or Salman Khan - News

 

 News Archives



   Comments
Movie Reviews
  Hot Gallery
Ranveer Singh amuses with zany acts
Ranveer Singh amuses with zany acts
Babe Of The Day
Babe Of The Day
Bollywood Hotties Yellow Fever
Bollywood Hotties Yellow Fever
Bollywood Celebs Spotted In Rimmed Glasses
Bollywood Celebs Spotted In Rimmed Glasses
more...

Tags

Anushka Sharma Lauren Gottlieb Sapna Pabbi Tiger Shroff Ira Dubey Sushat Singh Rajput Paoli Dam Mahie Gill Sophie Choudry Tina Desai Mugdha Godse Rakul Preet Singh Imran Abbas Naqvi Ali Fazal Meenakshi Dixit Complete List

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.