Mr. Wilfy Rebimbus, also, known as Konkan Kogull, was born on April 2, 1942, in Mangalore City. read more

Awards and Recognations

1971 – "Konkan Kogull"(Nightingale of Konkani) Title was bestowed by the Konkani Community and was awarded a Gold Medal by Late Rt.Rev.Dr.B.S.D’souza, Bishop of Mangalore in 1971
1991 – The Karnataka Government Has honored the “Rajyotsava Award” of 1991, which is a State award.
1991 – "Award of Recognition" bestowed by the international Orientation Center, U.S.A.
1992 – "Sangeeth Chakravarthi" By the Konkani Talents Group, Abu Dhabi.
1993 – Aklila Karnataka Parishad Award.
1996 – "Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy" Award for Service in Music.
1996 – "Konkani Podancho Rai " By Broadview Kalasampath Lions Club, Illinois & also a Life
Membership of Lion Club, Illinois.
1998 – "Tulu Nada Kogile" By 'Tulver', Dubai.
1999 – "Konkan Kalarathn" By KCWA, Kuwait.
1999 – "Shatamanacho Vyakthi" By Chinthpyanchi Manchi, Kuwait.
1999 – "Life time Achievement Award" by MCC, Doha Qatar.
1999 – "Millennium Konkani Artist Award", by Indian Catholic Association Of America.
2000 – Post Graduate Diploma in Konkani – Institute of Konkani, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
2003 – St. Mary’s Konkani Community, Dubai presented “SMCK Prashasti ” for his meritorious service in Konkani
2005 – "Community and Leadership" award from the Houston based 'Toastmasters'.
2006 – The Sandesha Literature (Konkani) Award (Lifetime Achievement).
2007 – "Daiji Puraskar" by Daiji Dubai, Konkani writer’s forum in UAE.
2009 – "Life Time Achievement Award" by Mandd Sobhann.
2009 – "Life Time Achievement Award" by Konkani Kutam, Bahrain
2010 - "Life Time Achievement Award" by The Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations (FKCA), Bangalore.

Posthumous Awards

2010 – "PRO Ecclesia Et Pontifice" awarded by Pope Benedict XVI (Highest papal award given to a layperson by the Pope)
2010 – IIPP ‘Star of the Year’ Life Time Achievement Award. Jointly by International Orientation Center & International Institute for Public Policy (IIPP), Houstan Texas.
2010 – Mangalore Konkans Dubai Instituted “Wilfy Rebimbus Memorial Sandesha Awards”.                A total amount of Rs. 10 Lacs (5 Lacs each) was donated as Corpus funds towards the following              2 awards –"Wilfy Rebimbus Memorial Sandesha Konkani Music Annual Award" to recognize talented musicians in Konkani and "Wilfy Rebimbus Memorial Sandesha Annual Scholarship Award" for economically backward outstanding student of Sandesha College in the field of fine arts.

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