KONKANI WRITER CHANDRAKANT KENI NO MORE
Chandrakant Keni, eminent Konkani writer, Sahitya award winner and former editor of erstwhile Marathi daily "Rashtramat" and Konkani daily "Sunaparant", expired at 5.45 am today i.e. February 3, 2009, at the Vintage Hospital in Margao, Goa.
Mr Keni, who was ailing for some time, was in his early seventies. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters. The funeral will be held at 3 pm this afternoon at the Margao crematorium.
The last public appearance he made was at the launch of the book on Saraswats which was compiled by him.
Mr. Keni wrote short stories in Konkani, Marathi and Hindi and was long been a powerful voice in the Konkani movement. Some of the 50 books he wrote has won state and national awards, including two of them from the Sahitya Academi.
May his soul rest in peace.