From: "Martin P Pinto" New Delhi/ India
    Date: 27 October 2004 11:11
    Thanks for sharing. This is very touching. warm regards, Martin
    From: "Suman Dubey" Gurgaon/ India
    Date: 27 October 2004 11:13
    We should have a proper send-off!!!! Enviously distinguished career, dear Maxie, you should be very happy and proud. Are you publishing this somewhere? Suman
    From: "Usha Srivastava" New Delhi/ India
    Date: 27 October 2004 12:00
    "…Thanks for sharing your nostalgic thoughts and memories of life in the police with us. Beautifully written! Usha
    Usha Srivastava, American Embassy School, New Delhi
    From: "Joseph Saldanha" New Delhi/ India
    Date: 27 October 2004 12:11
    "…I will never forget the kindness and support you showed me when I arrived in Delhi to meet you for the first time. Your warmth and friendship still today inspires me to follow your foot steps, in aiding and assisting others where I can. On be-half of my family and myself, we wish you all the very best in the future and hope some day we can meet up to share a beer!
    If you ever make it to Melbourne or anywhere in Australia I would gladly like to meet up with you. My address is: Joseph Saldanha, 27 Godfrey Street, Bentleigh Vic 3204, Australia
    Ph. +61 3 95574749; Mob +61 427 429 005
    I will be in Chennai in the first week of November and will call you at your Delhi residence.
    Once again thank you for all your support. Warm Regards, Joseph Saldanha

    From: "Richard & Betty Saldanha" New Delhi/ India
    Date: 27 October 2004 13:08
    "Maxi, this is great. U must feel sad, and yet hv achieved a lot in this career. Keep up the good work when u leave and only thnk of all it has taught u to take yr next step.
    All the best. The last of life for which the first was made, are going to be the best days of yr life, when u wl be free to write and read and enjoy simple pleasures u never found the time for in the hectic time past. Am not going to lecture u!! Shl leave those imp sayings from his own experience to Dicky. Love and thnks f being a good friend, Betty
    richard and betty Saldanha, C- 309 Defence Colony, New Delhi, 110024 India
    Tel: +91 11 24335508 : Mobile +91 98108 5380


    From: "Cmde. Ray D'souza" New Delhi/ India
    Subject: A many splendoured career !!.
    Date: 27 October 2004 15:35
    "Maxie, What a stirring write up !! It was such a pleasure to read about your myriad accomplishments. You did however not mention one of your major personal achievements- siring three children whom any father would have been proud of !! On a personal note I often think of how much you did to help me out at a crucial point in my life. I also remember how philosophically you consoled me when things did not work out. It went a long way in lifting me out from the dumps and getting me going again to accomplish bigger and better things.
    You also write with a wonderful style. To have condensed so much into a mere two pages is in itself a gift. You truly are a person of many talents. The only area I probably have more experience than you, is in retirement from government service and a single career. The second inning is more like a one day game of cricket after an arduous and fulfilling test match. Here the name of the game is truly change and innovation at every twist and turn. However the techniques so carefully honed in years of test match cricket are priceless and serves one in excellent stead. Also the freedom of being able to play ones strokes is quite heady !! You are the kind of person who will certainly flourish and thrive in any environment. Vivienne and I wish you all the best in the years ahead.
    Do keep in touch and tell us about your plans post November. With all our love, Ray and Vivienne


    From: "gerald gonsalves" New Delhi/ India
    Subject: RE: bidding adieu to policing..... Date: 27 October 2004 15:58
    "….Though it is difficult to bid farewell to a service that has been so close to your heart for over three decades, I guess it is time that you could hang up your boots and do the things that you want to do. Read, write, trek, spend time with people on a social plane and so on. You have done the service well and I am sure your colleagues and the people of Delhi will miss you. Adjustment is difficult and does take time, but I am sure that you being so down to earth, it will not be a problem. ….Jerry.

     

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