John D’ Silva, the well-known writer, director, actor and one of the top most comedian of Konkani stage has entered Limca Book of Records of 2010 for writing, directing and producing 25 Konkani Tiatrs with their titles having a double Alphabet in it.
The tiatrs that brought him the laurels are Vell, Dennem, Kolle, Ekvott, Vatt, Umannem, Sokallim, Menn, Avessor, Bott, Somzonni, Magnnem, Bovall, Kirnnnam, Porddo, Suknnim, Ugddas, Konn?, Vann, Vaitt, Jinn, Dhull, Xidkavnni, Voddem and Nattok. In the history of Konkani Tiatr, John is the first tiatrist to enter into Limca Book of Records and it took him 12 years to create this unique record.
His first drama “VELL” was released in 1996 and the 25th Tiatr “NATTOK” was released in UK and Germany in 2008 and then it was shown throughout Goa. He is the first tiatrist to receive the first “Yuva Srujan Puraskar” Award by Art and Culture, Goa government, for his immense contribution in the tiatr field. Recently, Multidimension AIDS Awareness Social Trust(MAAST) from Margao, presented him award of appreciation for his tiatr “Kuttumb” which conveys a strong message on AIDS and ill effects of Alcohol. He is rated as one of the best writer of the Konkani stage as his dramas are always written with thought provoking script with logical dialogues, powerful message and moral.
In the year 1996 Vell and 1998 Vatt were shown in Gulf countries i.e Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Muscat and Dubai. In 2006 Tiatr Jinn and Vaitt were staged in Dubai. With his Tiatr troupe he has travelled to Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, London (UK), Canada and Germany. To his credit, he is having five super Hit comedy vcd films namely Duddvamkar, Fugddi, Jinn, Lofdde and Gondoll. John D’Silva is a household name among Goans.