From: "Martin P Pinto" New Delhi/
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 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
From: "Richard & Betty Saldanha" New Delhi/
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,
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
"….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.