Leo D'Souza
Born May 6, 1934 (age 84)
Pen name Kavyadas
Occupation Poet
Nationality Indian

Leo John D'Souza (born May 6, 1934 in Mangalore) is a Konkani poet. He has been awarded the "Mathias Kutam Poetry Puraskar" for the year 2009. Popularly known as "Liyab", D'Souza is a well-known name in the Konkani literary circle, having written more than 3000 poems in Konkani under the pen name "Kavyadas". In 2002, he was bestowed with the "Konkani Academy" award for his contribution to the field of journalism. D'Souza worked as the Associate Editor of Raknno weekly for several years, and currently is working as Manager at Sandesha in Mangalore. [1]


  1. Mangalore: Konkani Poet Leo D Souza Awarded Mathias Family Poetry Puraskar -2009. Saturday, December 19, 2009 11:49:43 PM (IST). Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore. Retrieved December 20, 2009