Legendary Serbian writer for children, Rasa Popov, passed away: He dedicated his life to the youngest, and this is how he spoke

Rasa has died after a long and difficult illness

Raša Popov

Foto: Tanjug/Rade Prelić

Rasa Popov, legendary Serbian writer, publisher, actor and longtime broadcast journalist, associate of Mokrinski newspapers, star of children’s TV show Tips & Tricks (Fazoni i Fore), died last night around 23 hours in Belgrade at the age of 84. 

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Rasa has died after a long and difficult illness.

His son has confirmed the information for that Rasa has passed away, and he said that the time and place of funeral is still not decided, those information will be known later on, and that he would like to bury his father in the Avenue of Honor.

Radivoje Rasa Popov was a journalist-associate Mokrinski newspapers, star of children’s TV show Tips & Tricks. He is an author of dozens of books for children and adults.

Foto: Tanjug/Jaroslav Pap

Foto: Tanjug/Jaroslav Pap

He preferred history over literature

He was born on June 26, 1933 in Mokrin. In 1952, he came to study in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy. He preferred history over literature, but he opted for literature.

He began his journalistic career in the Novi Sad daily Dnevnik. He was a journalist of the “Mladost” from 1961 to 1964, then a journalist of Radio Belgrade from 1964 to 1967. He was in Television Belgrade until 1995. Besides that he was lecturer in Serbo-Croatian language in London, Birmingham and Nottingham from 1975 to 1977. The chief editor of the publishing house “Matica Srpska” from 1983 to 1985.

He received the Annual Prize of Radio Belgrade in 1967 for the series “Aspects of fascism.”

He has appeared in TV shows as a storyteller, some of the most famous are the “Joy of knowledge”, “Tips & Tricks”, “Varosarije”, “In the dream the dream,” “Bottomless hat”.

He was married to Radojka, professor of literature, and they had a son Bojan and daughter Dijana.

Foto: Tanjug/Jaroslav Pap

Foto: Tanjug/Jaroslav Pap

That’s how Rasa spoke

Many of his quotes are famous, and here are some of them:

– There is no feeling that you are from Vojvodina, i feel like i am from Banat.

– On the one hand, compradors hold capital in cities, those who trade speculation and make huge capital gain, and new landowners are taking the villages. It all Latin American pattern. When i said this at a private television, they censored me.

- An intellectual is not the one who has graduated from a university, but the one who has the right solution at the right time.

– You’re rich as much as you traveled the world.


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