Mathias Kutam Poetry Puraskar is an annual award conferred to an individual residing in any part of the world for his service of more than ten years towards popularizing Konkani poetry. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- a certificate of merit and a memento. The award is sponsored by Joseph Mathias of Kuppepadavu, Managing Director of Merit Freight Systems LLC, Dubai.[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