Life in Theatre for M. Boyer
It seems that M. Boyer wrote and presented his first play 'Rinkari' at the age of 18. He was a composer, singer, script-writer, actor, director and producer as a whole. He has written, directed and produced more than 25-plays, participating in more than 5000 performances, Composing and Singing over a 1000 Songs, as well as performing in major Indian cities. He also has been a source of inspiration for a lot of other artistes.
While speaking to M. Boyer, he mentioned about his awards and pointed out some which were displayed in his showcase and added that he had to shift some to another place due to paucity of room in the same.
Some of the awards and recognitions that he has received for his meritorious and distinguished work can be mentioned as follows. He has been honoured for his distinguished services at the hands of Giani Zail Singh on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebration of Goa's Liberation in 1986. In the year 1984-85 was conferred with the coveted State Cultural Award by the erstwhile Govt. of Goa, Daman and Diu. In 1977, he got 'Man of the Year' Award in Bombay. He also got Goa Post Award in 1991 at the hands of Amitabh Bachchan. In 1994-95 he got prestigious 'Sangeet Natak Akadami' Award at the hands of the then Indian President, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma. Boyer was also honoured by Gulab, Goa Hindu Association in Mumbai, Kullagar Prakasham, AITUC, Samraat Club International Goa for his 50-year dedicated service to the theatre, etc.
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