The artist Jaju Fernandes dies at the age of 63, hours after his last performance at Arambol. Read the article to know more. In the early hours of this Tuesday, the Konkani stage lost one of its most outstanding artists, Joaquim J Fernandes, popularly known as ‘Jaju’. The actor suffered a massive heart attack and died on the way to the Hospital. He was only 63 years old.
How did Jaju Fernandes die?
On April 11, 2023, the Konkani stage lost another actor, Joaquim Joao Fernandes, popular as Jaju, called Dada by most of his co-stars, who suffered a major heart attack and passed away. He was an actor who would play any part. Many times negative, other times positive, especially from a loving and caring parent, and sometimes quite funny. He had his own style!
Hailing from Benaulim, he began his career in his brother Roseferns non-stop show ‘Thapott’. This show lasted for more than a century of performances. Fortunately, he also acted in the same director’s 100th production ‘Amche Modern Jiyeta’. Prince Jacob, who also started his career on ‘Thapott’, had a lot to say.
He was a dynamic actor and he was full of life and he cheered everyone up. He always had good suggestions for his co-stars and a big smile to greet everyone. Jaju has acted in many dramas, directed by various directors, and has acted in the Gulf, London, Mumbai, Pune and of course Goa. He was also a singer who often proclaimed the word of God.
He was born on September 29, 1960. Despite his fame for playing the role of a villain, Jaju was comfortable in any role, including comedy. In 2010, he joined the company ‘Advogad’ of the comedian Agotinho, which produced several successful Tiatr, such as Interview, Police, Public and Fight for rights.
Jaju was not only an actor but also a singer, having lent his voice to many albums by the Roseferns, Pascoal, Saby de Divar and others. He acted in several movies which showed performances all over Goa, Mumbai, Pune and internationally in Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Qatar, Dubai and the UK. He won the Jack Sequeira Award. He received the Lifetime Contribution to Khell Tiatr Award from Goa’s Tiatr Academy. He was not only a great artist but also an executive member of the Goa Football Association (GFA) and a founding member of Konkani Non-stop. Many of his friends expressed condolences to him, adding that Jaju’s immense contribution to the growth of Tiatr will remain treasured for years to come.
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