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Musicians’ deaths bring grief to Curtorim, Guirdolim


A pall of gloom has descended on the villages of Curtorim and Guirdolim following the death of the two musicians in Sunday’s tragic road accident at Sonsodo.
Francisco D’Costa (47), a drummer and Sefton Carvalho (22), an organist, were heading for a musical show at Nuvem when their vehicle crashed in a ditch close to Sonsodo last evening.
A stream of visitors have been visiting the residences of the two musicians since Sunday evening as news of the fatal accident spread across the two villages.
While Francisco was working in the military as a musician, Sefton was a budding and promising organist, who has set his eyes on making music his career. Locals said that young Sefton was affable and loving in nature and was a prominent figure in the Church choir. Says his sister: “Sefton had plans to make music his career. Since childhood, he had evinced keen interest in music and was vigorously pursuing the same with dedication and interest”.
Recalling Sefton’s helpful nature, his relative Alex Fernandes said Sefton used to play the organ at the Church, chapel and choir, besides functions. 
In neighbouring Guirdolim, village Sarpanch Milagres de Chandor led the villagers in mourning the death of Francis D’Costa, who is survived by wife and three children. 
“He was a drummer and was working in the military as a musician. The death of both Francis and Sefton is a great loss for music and art in the state”, Milagres said.
Meanwhile, Maina Curtorim PI Gurudas Kadam has said the bodies of the two musicians were handed over to their relatives on Monday morning after post mortem examination, to perform the last rites. He said the accident is being investigated by the police. [H]

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