Margao, Apr 7 (UNI) Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Wednesday reported that Art and Culture Department ought to commemorate centenary yr of renowned artiste Late Tukaram Fondekar.

In a statement, he said,’Late Tukaram Kashinath Fondekar selflessly contributed to new music specifically to Sangeet Natak with his mastered artwork of taking part in harmonium. Authorities of Goa by means of Artwork and Society Department will have to commemorate his delivery centenary calendar year by organising events and instituting an award or scholarship in his title.’

‘I urge Artwork and Tradition Minister Govind Gaude to put together a Directory of all these types of artists of Goa which will help up coming generations to know of their contributions. Late Tukaram Fondekar gave new music route to various musical dramas accompanying on his harmonium or organ across Goa for practically 5 to six a long time. He also offered accompaniments to numerous Kirtankars for the duration of festivals in various temples,’ Mr Kamat explained.

The former main Minister reported Late Tukaram Fondekar was also member of Damuanna Malvankars Prabhakar Natak Mandali and also done in drama business of Sakharambapu Barve.

‘He supplied harmonium accompaniments to noted theatre artists & bhajan artists like Ramdas Kamat, Manoharbua Shirgaonkar, Narahari Volvoikar, Kanhopatra, Shama Vaidya and some others. He gave classes of harmonium to a variety of students at Seva Samitis Classical Tunes Teaching Centre at Margao. Hans Sangeet Natyamandal won a variety of awards for their Sangeet Nataks under new music way of Late Tukaram Fondekar. His contribution to music and theatre is immense and requirements to be recognised. It is the duty of the governing administration to accept contribution of all this sort of goan artists who done selflessly without any expectations,’ Mr Kamat claimed.

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