Joseph Mathias is a noted NRI businessman, philanthropist, film actor and talented singer. Joseph, fondly referred to as "Jossy", is the son of Lawrence and Mary Mathias, an agricultural family with roots in Ferrar, Mangaluru. Joseph considers his wife Flavia to be his source of strength and inspiration, both in his professional and social careers. Together, they are parents to two daughters-Tisha and Tianna.
Jossy was the proud recipient of the "Mayura Award" in the year 2016, an award given by the Karnataka Sangha, Sharjah to those who work to promote Kannada art and culture.
He has had a mix of struggles and blessings throughout his life. He started as a humble Customs Clerk in a shipping company and later began managing and owning a group freight forwarding company called Merit Freight Systems Co LLC, in Dubai.
He has always loved singing and was part of the church choir in his younger days. He even participated in and won many singing competitions. He got his break at a programme organised by one of the Konkani Associations in Dubai.
Jossy has lent his voice to many an album and continues to sing in concerts. His work in the promotion of the Konkani language has earned him honours from several Konkani associations over the years.
Despite all his success and status, Jossy is still a humble man and remains true to his work and his beliefs. He conducts many programmes and encourages other singers from Mangaluru, to give them a chance of being in the limelight.
Let’s listen to him in this episode of Weekend Special with NKtv.