Franklyn Pereira, a well-known
sportsman, successful entrepreneur and enlightened “de facto”
leader of the Goan community in Mombasa, died on 3 April, 2018.
We extend our sympathies to his
ever-loving, close-knit family and share with them the loss of a
man who was much-loved by all who knew him.
Franklyn, who was often known as
“Frankie” to his friends, was held in high esteem and great
affection by his worldwide circle of friends.
He did not rely on appeasement or
flattery to win friends.
A man of principles, Franklyn was open
in his dealings and treated everyone equally irrespective of
their financial, political or social status.
He was compassionate, generous and
readily willing to assist others in need.
He extended a helping hand in a quiet
and unassuming manner and his humanitarian actions only became
known when the recipients disclosed them.
Franklyn was probably best known as an
His dazzling dribbling skill in hockey
and his ability to read the game and get himself in goal-getting
positions made him a top contender for the 1956 Kenya Olympic
His omission was questioned by many.
A true sportsman, he went on to
represent Kenya against the Indian National team in 1959.
Franklyn was also a very entertaining
His agility, quick reflexes and
confidence enabled him to hit “sixes” almost at will.
He took great pride in Kenya and its
achievements, especially in international athletics.
Franklyn was a highly successful
entrepreneur and businessman, resourceful and able to make sound
He initiated the construction of a
major sports complex with modern facilities that catered for
most indoor and outdoor sports on the Club’s sports ground.
As Chairman of the Club, he was
instrumental in changing the name of the multi-racial Mombasa
Institute to the Goan Institute in recognition of its founding
Franklyn will be remembered as a great
Goan and a proud Kenyan who gave so much of himself to his
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