Recently, some tributes have been posted online via Google Doodle. Yes, Google mentioned a lot of people who were very prominent but unfortunately passed away. In the list of different people, Severino Reyes was also mentioned by Google. Normally, Google mentioned him on Google Doodle on his 161st birth anniversary.
The colorful doodle depicts a scene with Reyes and a seated “Lola Basyang” telling stories to young children. Let us also tell you that Lola Basyang is a pen name by Reyes for Liwayway magazine. Not only this, but he was also well-prominent as the “Father of Tagalog plays”.
What Was Severino Reyes Cause of Death?
Many people know him by this name because he has written zarzuelas and dramas. Talking about his unfortunate death, he died in 1942. Now, Google said “Today’s Doodle celebrates the 161st birthday of Filipino author and playwright Severino Reyes.
Widely regarded as the ‘Father of Filipino Drama,’ Reyes is not only internationally renowned for his famous zarzuelas, Spanish-influenced works of dramatic musical theater, but also for his now-classic collection of Tagalog stories. His stories, full of seemingly ancient wisdom, became such an integral part of Philippine society that the name Lola Basyang is still used today to describe a grandmother who loves telling stories”.
Talking about his personal life, his real name is Severino Reyes y Rivera and he was born on 11th February 1861. Along with it, he was a Filipino writer, playwright, and director of plays. Talking about his work, he was widely prominent for,
- Walang Sugat
- R.I.P (Requiescat in Pace)
- Mga Bihag ni Cupido
- Ang Tunay na Hukom
- Kalye Pogi
- Ang Halik ni Hudas
- Cablegrama Fatal
- Puso ng Isang Pilipina
- Ang Bagong Fausto
- Filotea, o Ang Pag-aasawa ni San Pedro
- Opera Italiana
- San Lazaro
- Alamat ng Lamok
Along with it, many people are eagerly waiting to know more information about his personal life, Let us tell you that he marry to his childhood friend Maria Paz Puato and they both had 17 children together.
Unfortunately, the legendary writer has died on 15th September 1942. We are also praying for his resting soul and giving our prayers to him and his family members who remember him on his 161st birth anniversary.