How did Jaju Fernandes die? Tiatr artiste passes away after performing at Arambol

The artist Jaju Fernandes passes away at 63, hours after his last performance at Arambol. Read the article to know more. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Konkani stage lost of its most noted artists, Joaquim J Fernandes, popularly known as ‘Jaju’. The thespian suffered a massive heart attack and died on his way to the Hospital. He was just 63.

Jaju Fernandes

How did Jaju Fernandes die?

On April 11, 2023, the Konkani stage lost another actor, Joaquim Joao Fernandes, popular as Jaju, most of his co-stars called him Dada, who suffered a major heart attack and passed away. He was an actor who would perform any role. Many times, negative, at times positive especially those of a loving and caring father, and sometimes, quite humorous. He had a style of his own!

Hailing from Benaulim, he started his career in his brother Roseferns nonstop show ‘Thapott’. This show ran for more than a century of performances. Fortunately, he also performed in the same director’s 100th production ‘Amche Modern Jiyeta’. Prince Jacob who also started his career in ‘Thapott’ had a lot to say.

He was a dynamic actor and was full of life and encouraged everyone. He always had good suggestions for his co-stars and a big smile to welcome all. Jaju acted in many dramas, helmed by several directors, and performed in the Gulf, London, Mumbai, Pune, and of course our Goa. He was also a singer who many times proclaimed the word of God.

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Jaju Fernandes

He was born on September 29, 1960. Despite his fame for playing the role of a villain, Jaju was comfortable in any character, including comedy. In 2010, he joined comedian Agotinho’s troupe ‘Advogad’ which produced several hit Tiatr such as Interview, Police, Public, and Fight for Right.

Jaju Fernandes

Jaju was not only an actor but also a singer, having lent his voice to many albums by Roseferns, Pascoal, Saby de Divar, and others. He acted in several films which showcased 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 the Tiatr Academy of Goa. He was not only a great artist, but also an executive member of the Goa Football Association (GFA) and a founder member of the Konkani Non-stop. Many of his friends expressed his condolences, adding that Jaju’s immense contribution towards the growth of Tiatr will remain a treasure for years to come.

Thank you for being a patient reader.

Shreya Gupta

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