Born on 11 October 1930 in Goa, Shri M. Boyer is a well- known name in the Tiatro folk theatre of Goa. He has been writing, directing and producing Tiatro plays and has performed in more than five thousand shows in India and abroad. A music composer and singer, he has three audio- cassettes and eight records to his credit. Shri Boyer is a member of the Kala Academy and the Konkani Academy of Goa. Shri M. Boyer was honoured with the Goa State Cultural Award for 1984-85. The Kala Academy has also honoured him as an outstanding artist during the Tiatro Centenary Celebrations. Shri M. Boyer receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Tiatro.