Passed away : 10th of April 2016 due to brain humerage.

Lancy Pinto Nayak
Born 13 December 1955 (age 63)
Kinnigoli, Mangalore
Occupation Novelist, playright, activist
Residence Kulshekar, Mangalore and Dubai[1]
Nationality Indian
Genres Konkani
Spouse(s) Jacintha Pinto[1]

Lancy Pinto Nayak is a Konkani novelist, playwright and activist. He has bagged the "Daiji Dubai 2010" Award. He has written over 200 short stories, 10 novels, 33 Konkani stage plays/skits, 100 articles, poems, reviews and interviews.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Lancy Pinto Nayak was born on 13 December 1955 in Kinnigoli (Mangalore). At the age of 5, his family relocated to Kulshekar in Mangalore. At a young age of 15, he entered the literary world. He started writing in 1972 when he was in his tenth standard. His first story was published in 1972 in Mithr weekly, which encouraged him to continue in the same field.[1]


Main article: Dramas and skits by Lancy Pinto Nayak

His novel Cheddum was rewarded with the Late "Louis Mascarenhas Birth Centenary Award" in 1989, Pattim Golfak won the award from Konkani Bhasha Mandal (Goa) in 1989, and Vidhov won two awards, "Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award" and the Late "Louis Mascarenhas Birth Centenary Award" in 1991. His popular drama Airik Soirik won prizes from Kala Sampath (Mangalore), and was also awarded by Karnataka "Konkani Sahitya Academy Award" and "Dr. TMA Foundation book award" in 1997.[1][2] The "Daiji Dubai Puroskar 2010" would be presented to Lancy during the Daiji Dubai annual day celebrations on April 9, 2010, comprising Rs. 50,000 along with a citation and certificate of honour.

Personal lifeEdit

Lancy married Jacintha Pinto on January 3, 1985. Jacinthao is an artist, and manages their publication named "Umed Publications" in Mangalore. They have two children, Dagny Ian Pinto and Daphny Ruweena Pinto.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Henry Lewis Sasthan. Lancy Pinto Nayak. Mangalorean.Com. Retrieved December 18, 2009)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lancy Pinto Nayak Bags 'Daiji Dubai 2010' Award. Monday, December 14, 2009 7:40:45 AM (IST). Daijiworld Media Release (Dubai, December 14, 2009). Retrieved December 18, 2009