Ancy Paladka (or Ancy Salvadore D'Souza) is a Konkani writer. He has been contributing to Konkani literature since the past 25 years, having been written more than 300 poems, 800 children's songs, 30 short stories, 40 children stories, 3 plays and several investigative and research articles.[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Hailing from Paladka, Karkala taluka (Present Mangalore Taluka) in Mangalore district, Ancy completed his schooling and Pre University Course (PUC) at St. Aloysius College in Mangalore. Later, he completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Statistics, Mathematics, and Physics at Sri Mahaveera College in Moodabidri, and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology.

Primary education - 1st and 2nd std at Perody School, Murkot Palke, Belvai; 3rd to 7th at St. Thomas Hr Pry School, Alangar, Moodbidri; 8th at Jain Junior High School, Moodbidri; 9th & 10th St. Aloysius High School Mangalore.


For the years 1995, 1996, and 1997, he received the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy awards for his book Iego Baye (1995). In 1999, he received the Dr. T. M. A. Pai appreciation Award for his book Chirputam (1998). He once again received the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy award for the year 2003 for his book Put'tu Xetichio Kannio.[2] Ancy has written by several pen names, but is more popular by the pen name Ancy Paladka.

Other workEdit

Apart from writings, he was a honorary lecturer for Konkani Diploma classes in St. Aloysius College. He was the editor of Amcho Yuvak (Our Youth) monthly magazine and editorial board member of Raknno weekly. He was also a central council executive committee member of Catholic Youth Movement (CYM) for Mangalore Diocese and Catholic Sabha (Mangalore Diocese) for seven years and served in various positions at diocesan level. Presently, he is an editior of a Konkani magazine Konknni Saad.

Personal lifeEdit

Ancy currently resides in Vasai near Bombay. He is married to Priya Shirley D'Souza. He is also known by his nickname Salu Soz.