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May the wonderful work she continues in educating the people in this ripe age of 80 years in and around santacruz is truly inspiring. Philosophy of religion. She married Ernest Cruz, and they were married 56 years until he passed away in Cruz, 85, of Amarillo, died Sunday, June 14, In Mumbai Helen fulfilled her dream of getting voice training when she joined Hindustani musician J K Bannerjee for voice training, though for a short time. In Kuwait, she regularly contributed an article to various journals. Thank you Jerry for sharing this article. Helen, who was coaxed by her friends to sing, entertained the assembled guests but won over the heart of Vincent with her singing talent and personality. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email address.

As I was moving forward gazing the open sky in my routine hunt for a superstar to present to you in this exclusive music column this month, I found yet another yesteryears magnificent star! She was the first reputed Konkani female singer in Mumbai. Love Melroy Lopez. Edit this obituary Report this obituary. Well written article. Long Live the Nightingale and long live Konkani. Captured Moments. Enter the security validation. Hi Helen, This is J.

Congratulations Helen there are many who have appreciated you over the years and through this article many more will come to know you and I am sure your children will carry forward your talent. Thanks for the beautiful write up by Florine Roche. It is indeed regrettable that she has not been recognized for her outstanding contribution to Konkani music which she richly deserves. Music has developed immensely, where the trend and tunes have changed. Helen's voice is very very beautiful. I remember meeting her when we were young. I am not against the present Konkani music, which I do like a lot, but it could be made much more better for a soothing and listening pleasure. They wanted their talent to reach a wider audience, and their creative compositions of songs became distinctly unique, with heavy tunes peppered with a dash of Mangalorean folksy influence.

We hope to catch up with Helen some day. The letter described a request which had been denied on the grounds that the applicant had not mentioned Plato or Aristotle when asked about humanism. We Wish Helen Dcruz a long life, good health and the best of peace in her retirement years. Second and third-generation kids who grew up listening to their parents play her songs. Thanks a lot dear Jerry and Florine Roche for limelighting the achievements of one of our time Konkani singing sensation Ms. Edit this obituary. Long Live the Nightingale and long live Konkani. I remember meeting her when we were young. LeRon, "Can theism be defeated? Praise God for her beautiful voice still reigns in the hearts in the Konkani World.

Forgotten Password Cancel. Effective ways of dealing with the grieving process. Add an event. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. Offer a tribute. Members Login. Helen is quite active for her age and cooks her own food. Funeral arrangement under the care of Cox Funeral Home.

Register For This Site A password will be e-mailed to you. Make a request. Give a memorial tree Plant a tree. Thanks a lot dear Jerry and Florine Roche for limelighting the achievements of one of our time Konkani singing sensation Ms. In Kuwait, she regularly contributed an article to various journals. Obituary Plant a tree Light a Candle Photos. I remember meeting her when we were young. Agree [5]. With all our love and best wishes — Louis and Rita Rodrigues - Kuwait. She was nervous to the core.

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Enter the characters in the image. They worked there till when the invasion of Kuwait forced them back to Mumbai. In fact no catholic marriage, social gathering or celebrations were complete without playing this song. The CD did not make much of an impact. She taught me this song along with so many of her other favourite songs when she visited us in Belman in She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. The late music director Ravi had bought after paying the rights of one of her scripts after she had narrated the story to him, for making a movie. Retrieved Edit this obituary Report this obituary. For the present youth, I say please stay away from addiction towards drugs, smoking and too much alcohol.

Subscribe now. Apart from this song, I am quite satisfied having sung some odd Konkani songs on radio and with the two records to my credit brought out by HMV. Helen moved to Amarillo in Helen Lucretia De Cruz. To Separate email addresses by commas. I was not even aware some of the aspects of your singing career which took you to the zenith in the world of music. Write your message of sympathy today. Obituary Helen B. She has four children- one son and three daughters.

I did!!!!!!! Effective ways of dealing with the grieving process. Enter Comments. As I present to you this sweet music chord… I convey my special thanks to Florine Roche for arranging this unique profile. She is not just a singer, but an artist who uses her talents to really and truly touch lives..! Are you a family member? Helen D'Cruz is indeed a pioneer and doyen of Konkani music. I was inspired after listening to Konkani singers like Louis Pinto and Henry Moraes of Mangaluru, which inspirited me to sing Konkani songs.

Thanks to Shri. In her teens, she was taken under the wings of Henry Moraes of Mangaluru — a prominent musician, song writer and composer. Youngest daughter Marianne is in Mumbai and lives with her husband in the same building where Helen lives. In Mumbai Helen fulfilled her dream of getting voice training when she joined Hindustani musician J K Bannerjee for voice training, though for a short time. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Music runs in my family. November , Zygon , 50 4 : —, doi : My regards to all your children and special regards to Yuvone as she became a good friend in the later years. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one.

Owned By: Violet Pereira. In Kuwait she regularly contributed article to various journals. Though Helen wanted to learn the violin she could not afford it under such penurious circumstances. Light a candle Illuminate their memory. Edit this obituary. These appreciations helped her family to firmly believe in her talent and they encouraged her to explore it to the fullest extent. You have characters left. Street Branch, Kuwait. I was listeniong these songs since my childhood.

Amazing song. March 22, - June 14, 85 years old. With Marianne staying close and taking care of her needs, Helen says she is quite happy and contented. Mangalorean News August 26, Helen D'cruz - may our heavenly father continue to bless you with the very best that life has to offer, specially with an abundance of happiness, love and most of all good-health and longevity. Children should be taught about Konkani culture, tradition and its values. Regarding the present Konkani music it has become quite trendy, a little bit jumpy and noisy, while our Konkani music during those years was quite soothing, melodious, pleasant to listen to, emotional and charming, and with sentimental meaning. Follow Share Share Email. The song with its peppy tune and haunting lyrics soon became a rage catapulting the original singers Sangeeth Samrat Henry D Souza and Helen D Cruz, to the summit of popularity. You Go Girl!

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Helen says she was inspired after listening to Konkani singers like Louis Pinto and Henry Moraes, which inspirited her to sing Konkani songs. Please continue such articles of those who have been long forgotten and need to be remembered always. Fa team and its efforts to give due recognition to our past achievers in the Music and entertainment field. I remember, wrote a condolence letter after the sad and untimely demise of Vincy. While working in Mumbai, she had the opportunity to meet some of the best Bollywood actors and singers notable among them Geeta Dutt and Hemant Kumar. In the meantime All India Radio Mumbai which was scouting for Konkani talent spotted Helen and invited her to give an audition test. Sign in Join. Tue, Mar 5 Congratulations dear Helen Bai.

Still she terms her achievements as Lilliputian. After post-doctoral research positions at University of Leuven and Somerville College, Oxford , she joined VU Amsterdam as an assistant professor of philosophy in , before moving to Oxford Brookes University in One can only imagine what a sensation she would have created if she were to overcome her stage fear and sing in various Konkani musical nites. Keep Konkani music alive by promoting it through your music and singing, and work hard in taking it to greater heights, nationally and internationally. The song with its peppy tune and haunting lyrics soon became a rage catapulting the original singers Sangeeth Samrat Henry D Souza and Helen D Cruz, to the summit of popularity. She can elevate the souls through her songs and she sings with full of emotions. She is emerging as a new sensation in the Bollywood singing arena and is all set to make her mark with solo Hindi songs. Team Mangalorean.

This was long overdue on Daijiworld. You have characters left. Helen with her youngest daughter Marianne. More Stories. Fa team and its efforts to give due recognition to our past achievers in the Music and entertainment field. She will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for this wonderful article. Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. Thank you Jerry for sharing this article. Time does fly but, the memories are cherished for ever.

She is emerging as a new sensation in the Bollywood singing arena and is all set to make her mark with solo Hindi songs. Regarding the present Konkani music it has become quite trendy, a little bit jumpy and noisy, while our Konkani music during those years was quite soothing, melodious, pleasant to listen to, emotional and charming, and with sentimental meaning. She was one such legend who went on to reach dizzying heights in her career. With Marianne staying close and taking care of her needs, Helen says she is quite happy and contented. Added by :. Thank you Helen Bai, thank you Henry Baab and all those who are connected with this lovely memorable song. In , she went to Kuwait and worked at the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, before coming back to India during the Gulf war in Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Groningen University. Your hard work, honesty and efforts are appreciated and pray God to bless you abundantly and to give you good health to continue your service. Helen, who was coaxed by her friends to sing, entertained the assembled guests but won over the heart of Vincent with her singing talent and personality.

I am happy that the song was liked by everyone, across the world. Apart from being a mesmerizing singer, she was an electrifying performer, and the crowd would get mesmerized by her performance. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thank you for this wonderful article. Report this obituary. She is also down to earth about her achievements. It was my late brother Baptist Correa who initially took the initiative to introduce me to singing in Konkani plays. Obituary Helen B. Local News September 2, A unique and lasting tribute for a loved one.

Cruz, 85, of Amarillo, died Sunday, June 14, Love Melroy Lopez. No one would be tired to listen to this song, especially during the weddings. My special thanks to Gerry for his efforts in bring out this beautiful piece in the history of music. We know its' long overdue and you've merited every bit of this recognition. Very sweat chord! Featured Article. And no doubt that all her songs became great hits.

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Agree [6]. The Atlantic. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. Register For This Site A password will be e-mailed to you. It is unfortunate that Helen has not received any awards for her humungous contribution to Konkani music. Helen with film critic late Divyani Chaubal. RE … ME.. Appreciate daiji for recognising helen d'cruz for her contribution in singing and bringing her true life story to the readers.

They were my inspiration. She has also worked closely with late Divyani Chaubal, writer-columnist and well-known film critic. Q: What could be done to retain Konkani Culture and take Konkani language to greater heights? She and her songs were very popular in my household those days when I was a child and my parents always appreciated her but unfortunately they are no more to read this article. Wishing her good health and strength to continue to do social work,which is closer to her heart. Charles Vas. To Separate email addresses by commas. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. Helen Lucretia De Cruz. Download as PDF Printable version.

Add an event. Philosophy of Religion. In the meantime All India Radio Mumbai which was scouting for Konkani talent spotted Helen and invited her to give an audition test. I remember Helenbai and my contribution to Konkani singing in Kuwait from to when under the leadership of late Joseph L. Local News September 2, Mangaluru: In a country with a rich heritage of music, aspiring singers are a dime a dozen. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen B. Rony D'Cunha. You can add a photo to pay tribute to Helen Cruz. Children should be taught about Konkani culture, tradition and its values.

I remember Helenbai and my contribution to Konkani singing in Kuwait from to when under the leadership of late Joseph L. Thank you Gerry for bringing old sweet memories live. With Geeta Dutt. Monday, September 14, This is a very long awaited recognition. FA Team thanks for highlighting her talents. The letter's signatories argued that the applicant should not have been expected to mention them. Though Helen wanted to learn violin she could not afford it under such penurious circumstances.

Helen Dcruz's songs are still a big hit at all our family parties and functions. Soon the fame and popularity of the song had spread far and wide making it a household song. Agree [7]. It is common knowledge that the song "Ye, ye Katrina.. I remember with the birth of " Ye, ye Katrina" song in there was a revolution in the Konkani music world, like the one we recently seen in Kolevari song. Unfortunately, there are no events for Helen Cruz at this time. Q: Tell me who was your inspiration for your interest in music field, especially Konkani music? No services are scheduled at this time. May God Bless Helen and her family. Coping with Grief We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief.

Mangalorean News Local News. The song became a overnight sensation that it was aired by All India Radio, Bombay almost every Sunday at 8. Apart from being a mesmerizing singer, she was an electrifying performer, and the crowd would get mesmerized by her performance. We hope to catch up with Helen some day. Helen with film critic late Divyani Chaubal. The Atlantic. A simple melodious song that created something unique to everyone's ears. She appreciatively remembers Enoch Daniels who provided music for her Hiv records and cassettes and also the contributions of Henry D Souza for the popularity of her songs and her celebrity status. After listening to their singing I felt like singing Konkani songs. I wish you good health, peace and happiness.

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Her mother, a young widow took great pains to educate all the four children with whatever meager savings and jewelry she had. Vincent is my cousin. CSR and the debunking of supernatural agent abductions", pp. Coping with Grief We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen B. Music runs in my family. Amarillo , Texas. The Guardian. Note Optional.

Credit goes to Helen for bringing together various Konkani singers in Mumbai under one umbrella. We know its' long overdue and you've merited every bit of this recognition. I am not against the present Konkani music, which I do like a lot, but it could be made much more better for a soothing and listening pleasure. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace in Mangalorean Konkani world. Her first album came out in and the second album came out after a gap of three years in Walter Albuquerque visited Muscat, which became popular at that time. Dear Helen Aunty, I was thrilled to read your concise biography written by Gerry D'Mello with main focus on your music talents. RE … ME.. Title : Helen D'Cruz.

They wanted their talent to reach a wider audience, and their creative compositions of songs became distinctly unique, with heavy tunes peppered with a dash of Mangalorean folksy influence. As I was moving forward gazing the open sky in my routine hunt for a superstar to present to you in this exclusive music column this month, I found yet another yesteryears magnificent star! More Stories. Home Page. Before going to Kuwait, she sang on AIR at the age of 25, which made her even popular. Dear Garry D'Mello and Florine. Though it is a bit too late but better late than never. In the meantime All India Radio Mumbai which was scouting for Konkani talent spotted Helen and invited her to give an audition test. Members Login. Though Helen wanted to learn violin she could not afford it under such penurious circumstances.

Home Page. Cruz, please visit our floral store. March 22, - June 14, 85 years old. Melroy Lopez, Madison, New Jersey. Subscribe Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice. She was one such legend who went on to reach dizzying heights in her career. Q: Are you happy with the Sandesha award conferred on you at a glittering ceremony? Thanks again to the duo for this kind deed, although it came a bit late. May God bless you. I think even the people overlooked the lyric part because the tune was quite mesmeric and they were attracted by words like Bandra, batatawada etc.

Passing audition test in Akashavani in itself is a great achievement and Helen came out with flying colours in the audition test in the very first attempt. I think even the people overlooked the lyric part because the tune was quite mesmeric and they were attracted by words like Bandra, batatawada, bhel puri, loving etc. With Geeta Dutt. Henry T D'Souza. She is also an activist supporting the rights of EU citizens in the context of Brexit. In , she went to Kuwait and worked at the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, before coming back to India during the Gulf war in After his untimely death when Helen was just 3 years old, the family came back to Urva, Mangalore, where they had a house. In the meantime All India Radio Mumbai which was scouting for Konkani talent spotted Helen and invited her to give an audition test. Regarding the present Konkani music it has become quite trendy, a little bit jumpy and noisy, while our Konkani music during those years was quite soothing, melodious, pleasant to listen to, emotional and charming, and with sentimental meaning.

Plant a Tree for Helen. Youngest daughter Marianne is in Mumbai and lives with her husband in the same building where Helen lives. FAQ Contact. Add a photo. After two years of courtship, we got married in Username E-mail Sign up to our newsletter. We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Sign up to our newsletter.

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Fa team and its efforts to give due recognition to our past achievers in the Music and entertainment field. Thanks for the Excellent article. Helen had created a sensation in the Konkani music world with her melodious and mellifluous voice in the early 60s and 70s thus giving a big fillip to Konkani music. I was not even aware some of the aspects of your singing career which took you to the zenith in the world of music. Cruz, please visit our floral store. Is it possible to meet Helene D'Cruz and have a Video interview with her? Make a life-giving gesture A unique and lasting tribute for a loved one. She is also an activist supporting the rights of EU citizens in the context of Brexit. I remember meeting her when we were young. But I still term my achievements as Lilliputian.

Luv to your Fly With Marianne staying close and taking care of her needs, Helen says she is quite happy and contented. Add a photo. I am not against the present Konkani music, which I do like a lot, but it could be made much more better for a soothing and listening pleasure. Hope and pray that some organization comes forward to reward you rightly for your achievements. Later she regularly teamed up with Henry for singing in All India Radio they both took Konkani music in radio to dizzying heights with some of their memorable numbers. Thank you daiji, Gerry baab, Florine bai for for your beautiful gesture. I still remember when I was a kid my teenaged sister was signing 'Chondren Udevn Ailo' while craddling my younger brothers. The Guardian.

Featured Article. I am totally overwhelmed that at this ripe age of 87, I received a prestigious award from the people of my hometown-Mangaluru where I started my journey into music, including Konkani. I like to congratulate Mr. In addition to being a prolific philosopher, De Cruz is also a player of the Renaissance lute and a digital artist. RE … ME.. She was the first reputed Konkani female singer in Mumbai. God Bless her with good health always. Would be nice to know the meaning of the song :. Even at this golden ripe age of 87, Helen is quite active, goes for walk, does exercise and cooks her own food. Prasanna Kodavoor, Team Mangalorean.

Helen with film critic late Divyani Chaubal. Luv to your Fly Though Helen wanted to learn violin she could not afford it under such penurious circumstances. Street Branch, Kuwait. Q: What do you have to say about the present Music, especially Konkani Music? Her immortal song Ye Ye Kathrina, Juliana, Molbar Chandrem etc became instant hits, and created a renaissance in Konkani music in Mumbai, Mangalore and in other Konkani speaking areas in early 70s. My special thanks to Gerry for his efforts in bring out this beautiful piece in the history of music. Hi Helen, this write-up on you, the pictures, the family.. Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Groningen University.

I did!!!!!!! A fitting Tribute to a very sweet caring and talented lady!!! This was long overdue on Daijiworld. Thank you Jerry for sharing this article. Mangalorean News Local News. This is one song, which is on the lips of the elderly, the middle aged, the youngsters and children of Konkani speaking people. This is truly a well deserved account of Helen who had contributed immensely over the years to Konkani music. It is another story that he did not succeed due to many developments and his subsequent death. We worked together in Commercial bank of Kuwait,Kuwait. Let's meet next month, same column and same site with yet another music legend from Mumbai.

Subsequently she began to lend her voice as a ghost singer for various Konkani plays. Lewis working with you in Commercial Bank, A. Thank you Gerry, for your exclusive write up on Helen D'Cruz. Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Groningen University. I was listeniong these songs since my childhood. Prem Kumar. Hope you still remember me. In Kuwait, she regularly contributed an article to various journals. November , Zygon , 50 4 : —, doi : Enter the characters in the image.

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I never expected this award, but having received it I am grateful to everyone who were responsible to confer this award on me. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hope you still remember me. Charles Vas. She was nervous to the core. Helen recalls that in during the general elections in Goa the Katrina song had gained a lot of fame. Agree [7]. She says Hemant listened to her and was so taken up by her persona and the quality of her singing that he immediately consented and HMV cut a disc of their songs and duets.

Sympathy messages. Babitha D'sa. Helen with her mother. I wish I had come across this article much earlier. She was the first reputed Konkani female singer in Mumbai. It is now a part of history that she sang with one of the leading singers of Hindi cinema - late Hemant Kumar. The song became a overnight sensation that it was aired by All India Radio, Bombay almost every Sunday at 8. Her four children are settled and are doing well in their chosen fields. Vincent is my cousin.

Please continue such articles of those who have been long forgotten and need to be remembered always. We know its' long overdue and you've merited every bit of this recognition. She can elevate the souls through her songs and she sings with full of emotions. She appreciatively remembers Enoch Daniels who provided music for her Hiv records and cassettes and also the contributions of Henry D Souza for the popularity of her songs and her celebrity status. Let's meet next month, same column and same site with yet another music legend from Mumbai. Comment on this article. Her schoolmates had also predicted that she would become a great singer, a prediction which subsequently became true. She gives credit where it is due. God, thank you for giving me a chance to know a lady whose song "to maka re hav tuka" song. One can only imagine what a sensation she would have created if she were to overcome her stage fear and sing in various Konkani musical nites.

In spite her busy schedule flew all the way to Mumbai for a personal interview with Helen. In her spare time, Helen enjoyed reading, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, and watching cowboy shows on TV. She is emerging as a new sensation in the Bollywood singing arena and is all set to make her mark with solo Hindi songs. It is another story that he did not succeed due to many developments and his subsequent death. Helen moved to Amarillo in Would be nice to know the meaning of the song : Agree [1]. I remember with the birth of " Ye, ye Katrina" song in there was a revolution in the Konkani music world, like the one we recently seen in Kolevari song. When HMV invited her for recording she called up Hemant Kumar and asked whether he would co-sing Konkani songs with her for an album.

Remember Me Lost your password? To Separate email addresses by commas. Agree [5]. A special thanks to Gerry D'Mello for publishing this beautiful biographical article on Daijiworld Website. Helen D'cruz - may our heavenly father continue to bless you with the very best that life has to offer, specially with an abundance of happiness, love and most of all good-health and longevity. I love this type of tune, beat like mexican, hawaiin, african rythmistic! My dad in his later years would unfailingly switch on the radio at 8. Thanks for the Excellent article. She says Hemant listened to her and was so taken up by her persona and the quality of her singing that he immediately consented and HMV cut a disc of their songs and duets. Popularity notwithstanding, there were many conservative Konkanis who were bewildered by the lyrics of the song with its slight sexual connotations.

In Kuwait she regularly contributed article to various journals. Ours was a happy married life, where he supported me heartily and even after I became popular he never suffered from any complex. Cruz, please visit our floral store. Even though I met Helen D Cruz during few family gatherings I never new about her musical journey and her achivements. Enter Comments. Keep Konkani music alive by promoting it through your music and singing, and work hard in taking it to greater heights, nationally and internationally. Subscribe now. There are no additional photos for Helen Cruz at this time.

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May the wonderful work she continues in educating the people in this ripe age of 80 years in and around santacruz is truly inspiring. When her father died, Helen who was only 3 years old returned to Mangaluru and resided in their house in Urva. Captured Moments. If you know of an upcoming event for Helen Cruz, please add one now. Betty Naaz. LeRon, "Can theism be defeated? Mangalorean News August 26, To Separate email addresses by commas. We wish you good health, lots of love and happiness.

I am extremely happy to note that Konkani music lovers have been given the opportunity to know her talent and projected her full family through the article in the spirit for her contribution she had made and deserve full credit. Thank you Gerry, for your exclusive write up on Helen D'Cruz. She married Ernest Cruz, and they were married 56 years until he passed away in Forgotten Password Cancel. For the present youth, I say please stay away from addiction towards drugs, smoking and too much alcohol. Thanks for the Excellent article. Apart from being a mesmerizing singer, she was an electrifying performer, and the crowd would get mesmerized by her performance. In her spare time, Helen enjoyed reading, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, and watching cowboy shows on TV. Team Mangalorean.

May all that she has achieved for singing community in konkani and other languages be blessed a hundred fold. Youngest daughter Marianne is in Mumbai and lives with her husband in the same building where Helen lives. A unique and lasting tribute for a loved one Plant a tree. After post-doctoral research positions at University of Leuven and Somerville College, Oxford , she joined VU Amsterdam as an assistant professor of philosophy in , before moving to Oxford Brookes University in Her immortal song Ye Ye Kathrina, Juliana, Molbar Chandrem etc became instant hits, and created a renaissance in Konkani music in Mumbai, Mangalore and in other Konkani speaking areas in early 70s. FA Team thanks for highlighting her talents. You Go Girl! She gives credit where it is due. Members Login. Coping with Grief We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief.

I think even the people overlooked the lyric part because the tune was quite mesmeric and they were attracted by words like Bandra, batatawada, bhel puri, loving etc. Offer a tribute. Thanks again to the duo for this kind deed, although it came a bit late. Download as PDF Printable version. She and her songs were very popular in my household those days when I was a child and my parents always appreciated her but unfortunately they are no more to read this article. She will be in our hearts forever. Tribute Wall. I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy listening to one of the melodious chords of Do..

Thanks a lot dear Jerry and Florine Roche for limelighting the achievements of one of our time Konkani singing sensation Ms. Maintained By: Techyyz. Thank you Jerry for sharing this article. Recover your password. Please write your correct name and email address. It is common knowledge that the song "Ye, ye Katrina.. I was inspired after listening to Konkani singers like Louis Pinto and Henry Moraes of Mangaluru, which inspirited me to sing Konkani songs. Popularity notwithstanding, there were many conservative Konkanis who were bewildered by the lyrics of the song with its slight sexual connotations. She says Hemant listened to her and was so taken up by her persona and the quality of her singing that he immediately consented and HMV cut a disc of their songs and duets.

Echovita offers a solidarity program that gives back the funds generated to families. To the young musicians and singers, I say put emotion, feelings in your music and songs, which would please music lovers. FAQ Contact. I was not even aware some of the aspects of your singing career which took you to the zenith in the world of music. Thank you for this wonderful article. Betty Naaz. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Very sweat chord! The song with its peppy tune and haunting lyrics soon became a rage catapulting the original singers Sangeeth Samrat Henry D Souza and Helen D Cruz, to the summit of popularity.

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Helen with her mother. Very sweat chord! Obituary Helen B. Her father was working in Africa as a doctor there. To Separate email addresses by commas. Thanks a lot dear Jerry and Florine Roche for limelighting the achievements of one of our time Konkani singing sensation Ms. Your hard work, honesty and efforts are appreciated and pray God to bless you abundantly and to give you good health to continue your service. Congratulations Helen there are many who have appreciated you over the years and through this article many more will come to know you and I am sure your children will carry forward your talent. It is unfortunate that Helen has not received any awards for her humungous contribution to Konkani music. With singer Henry D'Souza.

Helen is truly the Nightingale of Konkani music. Remember Me Lost your password? I was coaxed by her friends to sing, and therefore I entertained the assembled guests through a couple of my songs, which I think won over the heart of Vincent, because of my singing talent and personality. Her mother, a young widow took great pains to educate all the four children with whatever meager savings and jewelry she had. Lawrence Braggs, Mumbai , India Thu, Mar 7 This is truly a well deserved account of Helen who had contributed immensely over the years to Konkani music. With Geeta Dutt. FA Team thanks for highlighting her talents. Cox-Rowley Funeral Home.

Thank you Gerry for bringing old sweet memories live. This was long overdue on Daijiworld. Betty Naaz. Helen also teaches English to a few ladies in her neighborhood. God bless Aunty Helen with the best of health, long life and happiness. The city of talents Mumbai took Helen into its fold with open arms when she began to make her mark as a singer. Apart from this song, I am quite satisfied having sung some odd Konkani songs on radio and with the two records to my credit brought out by HMV. Agree [2]. With Geeta Dutt.

Kevin Misquith. Coping with Grief We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Team Mangalorean. Forgotten Password Cancel. Light a candle Illuminate their memory. The letter's signatories argued that the applicant should not have been expected to mention them. Pray that Marianne becomes a great singer and carries your name ahead. My dad in his later years would unfailingly switch on the radio at 8. Later when she was working for Eves Weekly she completed her PG Diploma in Journalism so that she could get into mainstream journalism but could not as she had to leave for Kuwait to follow her husband.

My dad in his later years would unfailingly switch on the radio at 8. Joyce Ozario. Louis Pinto. In the meantime All India Radio Mumbai which was scouting for Konkani talent spotted Helen and invited her to give an audition test. I remember with the birth of " Ye, ye Katrina" song in there was a revolution in the Konkani music world, like the one we recently seen in Kolevari song. FA Team thanks for highlighting her talents. Time does fly but, the memories are cherished for ever. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. The letter's signatories argued that the applicant should not have been expected to mention them. It is only regrettable that her contribution is being highlighted now even though there is a saying better late than never.

To Separate email addresses by commas. Cruz, please visit our floral store. Echovita offers a solidarity program that gives back the funds generated to families. Effective ways of dealing with the grieving process. Add an event. I got a chance to listen to the song Ye Ye Katrina after forty years. I think even the people overlooked the lyric part because the tune was quite mesmeric and they were attracted by words like Bandra, batatawada, bhel puri, loving etc. Philosophy of religion. I was not even aware some of the aspects of your singing career which took you to the zenith in the world of music. Praise God for her beautiful voice still reigns in the hearts in the Konkani World.

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Most of them eventually realize that they are not cut out to make it a profession, while some of them excel after honing their skills through years of practice. Agree [1]. She has four children- one son and three daughters. I remember, wrote a condolence letter after the sad and untimely demise of Vincy. Members Login. Louis Pinto. Dear Garry D'Mello and Florine. We did sing some of her famous duets, including the song "Molbar Chondrem'. I trust you are fine. This is one song, which is on the lips of the elderly, the middle aged, the youngsters and children of Konkani speaking people.

Get help. Helen De Cruz born is a Belgian philosopher and Danforth Chair of Philosophy at Saint Louis University who specialises in philosophy of religion , experimental philosophy , and philosophy of cognitive science. Visit our Tribute Store. After his untimely death when Helen was just 3 years old, the family came back to Urva, Mangalore, where they had a house. If you know of an upcoming event for Helen Cruz, please add one now. Thank you Gerry for bringing out this article on Helen D'cruz. It was my late brother Baptist Correa who initially took the initiative to introduce me to singing in Konkani plays. Edit this obituary Report this obituary.

Thank you Gerry, for your exclusive write up on Helen D'Cruz. My sincere thanks to Helen D'Cruz for mentioning my dad the late Mr. FA Team thanks for highlighting her talents. Sympathy messages. I used to visit her Sharq apartment for practice. Good luck and God bless you. They wanted their talent to reach a wider audience, and their creative compositions of songs became distinctly unique, with heavy tunes peppered with a dash of Mangalorean folksy influence. With singer Henry D'Souza.

Note Optional. Walter Albuquerque visited Muscat, which became popular at that time. Rony Bondel. Maintained By: Techyyz. So much so even the song was copied in Sinhalese language and aired by Radio Ceylone from Colombo. Very sweat chord! As I understand she was comfortable behind the scene. My father was a violinist and my brothers were also musicians. Lawrence Braggs, Mumbai , India Thu, Mar 7 This is truly a well deserved account of Helen who had contributed immensely over the years to Konkani music. She can elevate the souls through her songs and she sings with full of emotions.

Apart from this song, I am quite satisfied having sung some odd Konkani songs on radio and with the two records to my credit brought out by HMV. In her spare time, Helen enjoyed reading, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, and watching cowboy shows on TV. Prasanna Kodavoor, Team Mangalorean. Monday, September 14, So much so even the song was copied in Sinhalese language and aired by Radio Ceylone from Colombo. LeRon, "Can theism be defeated? Agree [8]. Read books, novels and magazines, and not just browse through the Internet for knowledge. I appreciate the commitment of Do

Helen with her youngest daughter Marianne. I am sure Ester was able to touch the chords thousand of hearts. I am extremely happy to note that Konkani music lovers have been given the opportunity to know her talent and projected her full family through the article in the spirit for her contribution she had made and deserve full credit. Keep Konkani music alive by promoting it through your music and singing, and work hard in taking it to greater heights, nationally and internationally. God bless you and your family. Still she terms her achievements as Lilliputian. Love from Kuwait. We know its' long overdue and you've merited every bit of this recognition. Visit our Tribute Store. My schoolmates had also predicted that someday I would become a great singer, a prediction which subsequently has become true.

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Babitha D'sa. Helen with her four children. More Stories. One can only imagine what a sensation she would have created if she were to overcome her stage fear and sing in various Konkani musical nites. Agree [7]. Sign up. Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email address. I am much delighted to see and read the article. Thank you for this wonderful article. Helen's voice is very very beautiful.

Home Page. Her immortal song Ye Ye Kathrina, Juliana, Molbar Chandrem etc became instant hits, and created a renaissance in Konkani music in Mumbai, Mangalore and in other Konkani speaking areas in early 70s. Remember the good old days in Kuwait? Street Branch, Kuwait. Thanks again to the duo for this kind deed, although it came a bit late. Enter Comments. Agree [4]. Melroy Lopez, Madison, New Jersey. Will visit you soon to invite you for the release of our Konkani Album "Naach Konkannant". November , Zygon , 50 4 : —, doi :

Sympathy messages. No services are scheduled at this time. I love this type of tune, beat like mexican, hawaiin, african rythmistic! It is another story that he did not succeed due to many developments and his subsequent death. RE … ME.. God bless you and your family. She was one such legend who went on to reach dizzying heights in her career. May the wonderful work she continues in educating the people in this ripe age of 80 years in and around santacruz is truly inspiring. God bless her with good health.

With Marianne staying close and taking care of her needs, Helen says she is quite happy and contented. Forgotten Password Cancel. Views Read Edit View history. My regards to all your children and special regards to Yuvone as she became a good friend in the later years. I still remember when I was a kid my teenaged sister was signing 'Chondren Udevn Ailo' while craddling my younger brothers. Helen Lucretia De Cruz. Her needs are meager and with daughter Marianne taking care of her needs, she is quite happy and contented. Load more Featured Article.

Helen D'cruz - may our heavenly father continue to bless you with the very best that life has to offer, specially with an abundance of happiness, love and most of all good-health and longevity. Subscribe Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice. D'souza we staged 5 dramas between this period for which Helenbai was reluctantly brought in by me to sing on the stage for the first drama "Bhandivan". Later she regularly teamed up with Henry for singing in All India Radio they both took Konkani music in radio to dizzying heights with some of their memorable numbers. Her mother, a young widow took great pains to educate all the four children with whatever meager savings and jewelry she had. I was not exposed to Konkani in my house. Offer a tribute. But I still term my achievements as Lilliputian. My sincere thanks to Helen D'Cruz for mentioning my dad the late Mr.

Long Live the Nightingale and long live Konkani. But a few special ones, among them, realize that they are born to sing and go on to become legends. Plant a Tree. You have characters left. She is quite satisfied having sung some odd Konkani songs on radio and with the two records to her credit brought out by HMV. So much so even the song was copied in Sinhalese language and aired by Radio Ceylone from Colombo. Soon the fame and popularity of the song had spread far and wide making it a household song. Thanks a lot dear Jerry and Florine Roche for limelighting the achievements of one of our time Konkani singing sensation Ms.

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To Separate email addresses by commas. In Mumbai Helen fulfilled her dream of getting voice training when she joined Hindustani musician J K Bannerjee for voice training, though for a short time. Good luck and God bless you. Well written article. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Local News September 2, I compare you to Mother Teresa. Kuwait still remembers you.

Helen recalls that in during the general elections in Goa the Katrina song had gained lot of fame. Password recovery. My father was a violinist and my brothers were also musicians. Here are the tributes to Helen Cruz. This is truly a well deserved account of Helen who had contributed immensely over the years to Konkani music. Load more Violet Pereira, Mangaluru. Daily Nous. I was coaxed by her friends to sing, and therefore I entertained the assembled guests through a couple of my songs, which I think won over the heart of Vincent, because of my singing talent and personality.

As a General Secretary of Konkani Sabha, I would like her to participate in konkani programmes and encourage younger generation. Philosophy of Religion. Thank you Gerry for bringing old sweet memories live. Youngest daughter Marianne is in Mumbai and lives with her husband in the same building where Helen lives. Q: Tell me who was your inspiration for your interest in music field, especially Konkani music? A special thanks to Gerry D'Mello for publishing this beautiful biographical article on Daijiworld Website. After his untimely death when Helen was just 3 years old, the family came back to Urva, Mangalore, where they had a house. Regarding the present Konkani music it has become quite trendy, a little bit jumpy and noisy, while our Konkani music during those years was quite soothing, melodious, pleasant to listen to, emotional and charming, and with sentimental meaning. She says Hemant listened to her and was so taken up by her persona and the quality of her singing that he immediately consented and HMV cut a disc of their songs and duets. These appreciations helped her family to firmly believe in her talent and they encouraged her to explore it to the fullest extent.

Subscribe now. Helen Lucretia De Cruz. I did!!!!!!! Hi Helen, This is J. The Guardian. Tribute Wall. The CD did not make much of an impact. Being from Hyderabad and used to mainstream bollywood, sufi, carnatic - did not know that we have the folk songs like this. So much so even the song was copied in Sinhalese language and aired by Radio Ceylone from Colombo. Even though I met Helen D Cruz during few family gatherings I never new about her musical journey and her achivements.

Reading and learning will make you smart and not through Internet browsing. Q: What do you have to say about the present Music, especially Konkani Music? Helen Lucretia De Cruz. Retrieved Hi Helen, this write-up on you, the pictures, the family.. Report this obituary. At her ripe age Konkani organizations around the globe have a unique opportunity to recognize her service in a befitting way. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Helen Cruz to show support. Q: Tell me who was your inspiration for your interest in music field, especially Konkani music?

Report this obituary. Agree [6]. It was her late brother Baptist Correa who initially took the initiative to introduce her to singing in Konkani plays. Would be nice to know the meaning of the song : Agree [1]. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Helen B. Plant a Tree for Helen. Thank you Jerry for sharing this article. Retrieved

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Add an event. I remember with the birth of " Ye, ye Katrina" song in there was a revolution in the Konkani music world, like the one we recently seen in Kolevari song. She was the first reputed Konkani female singer in Mumbai. I realized only when others including some of my friends and relatives pointed out about the subtle sexual orientation but it did not bother me and I definitely have no regrets.

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