Sinnai: emotion at the funeral of Mario Ligas, king of diving«Genuine lord of the sea, a gentleman»
The funeral of 90-year-old Mario Ligas, one of the founders of the Sinnai Sub Club and diving master, was held today. The funeral rite was concelebrated by Don Giuseppe Orru and the parish priest of Santa Barbara, Father Gabriele Biccai.
Numerous members of Sub Sinnai, representatives of other local associations, citizens and friends were present in an atmosphere of great emotion. «Mario – said Don Giuseppe Orrù – in his dives he always knelt at the feet of the Madonna of the shipwrecked in the sea of Villasimius. Now that Madonna he looks at her from heaven".
After Mass, members of the Sub Sinnai Club stood near the coffin. There were also the presidents who have succeeded one another in the administration of the Club which has become one of the best known over the years, thanks also to the role played by Mario Ligas: «Authentic lord of the sea - defined him as the former president of the club, the doctor lawyer Roberto Demontis -. A gentleman who also had the good fortune to experience his sea and its seabed of extraordinary beauty».
On behalf of the Municipality, the deputy mayor Barbara Pusceddu attended the funeral.