In the final analysis, what makes a place unique is its people. Over the centuries, the people of Saligao have distinguished themselves in varied fields and in different parts of the world. Musicians, writers, educationists, doctors, businessmen, religious – Saligao has had it all. And then of course there are the colourful characters of the village, whose antics and wisdom have been a perennial source of amusement and admiration.

People. [Sketch by Mel D'Souza ©]






Alms and the man

Men of Valour

Of Fisherfolk and Farmers

The Soprano from Sangolda

The Trappist monk from Goa

Blending compassion with toughness

Saligao in the Holy Land

The vendor of church wine

Our family’s “Baba” Black Sheep

History of Mollembhatt

History of Tabravaddo

Magnificent houses and curious surnames

Reaching for the hundreds

Cotula walk – IV

Cotula walk – III

Cotula walk – II

Cotula walk – I

Successful Saligaokars around the globe

Professor Eduardo’s Saligao connection

Stepping stones to success

The ascendants of artist F N Souza

Saligao's respected doctors and compounders

Saligao nicknames

Freedom fighters from Saligao

A walk through Arrarim – II

Walking through Grande Morodd, Pequeno Morodd and Goletem

Manuelinho, the Scouts-Master

The Caring Brigadier

The advocate with a journalistic leaning

The Man Behind The Saligao Church