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Raya Shankhwalker

Hon. Secretary
Goa Heritage Action Group
2 Vasudha Colony
Alto Santa Cruz
PO Bambolim Complex, Goa 403 202

+91-832-2435924 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

For Heritage Walks and Tours call +91-9764972646/9741911408


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  1. Luke Saldanha

    My Grandfather Captain Dr. Santa Anna Caldeira was born in a village in Goa called Salvador da Munde and his birth registered there. He sailed in a dhow to Karachi as a boy for a better life. The first student at St.Patrick’s School Karachi. Worked very hard and paid for his own Medical training at Grant Medical College, Bombay.
    Captain Manuel St. Anna Caldeira’s Commission/ Appointment Paper were signed by Lord Lansdowne Viceroy of India on Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s command. The paper was issued on 12th. August 1896 and signed by Lansdowne on 5th. February 1897.
    His rank was” Senior Assistant Surgeon in The Indian Subordi- nate Medical Department.” Later he rose to Surgeon.
    The document also mentions her “Trust and confidence” in his “loyalty, ability and conduct”.
    He marched with General Fredericks Roberts on three Afghan Campaigns: Tirah, Kabul and Kandahar. He was awarded The Kabul to Kandahar Star,which has three bars and states the three Afghan Campaigns. Photographs of the document and of the Medal are held in London.
    He is mentioned several times in The London Gazette and in other registers which are housed in the Archives in London. These also give the names of his children.

    After his retirement he was Karachi’s very well known and re- spected Doctor. The first Goan Doctor in Karachi.
    Grandfatherwasalsooneofthemajor Founder’sofThe Karachi Goan Association and his name was prominently dis- played on a brass plaque in the foyer.
    He died on the 13 January 1932 aged 87 years 9 months and 20 days.

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