Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore (GA/MB)
Mangalore, Apr 7: Mick Max needs no introduction in Konkani world. The mention of even his full name Michael Maxim D'Souza may not identify him, but his pen-name Mick Max clicks instantly among his thousands of admirers the world over.
He has selflessly and at times without any support rendered yeoman's service to the Konkani community. He is not an individual but an institution by himself. An actor-playwright, musician, singer, compere, thinker, short-story writer, novelist, organizer - the list runs still longer - Mick Max is a complete combo package serving the community with aplomb. He is a crusader so to say because he has dared to initiate, experiment and combine innovations which have largely been beneficial to the community.
He has been fighting against odds for years now. But his zeal, zest and robust nature have carried him thus far. He has done so much for the community biting the bullets of criticism.
Now such a brave warrior is lying critically ill in the hospital bed. He who ran the race bravely and withstood everything is no more in a state where he can fight against his ailment on his own strength. He is in need of support and prayers from all of us who have seen him slog for years for the cause of the community.
His family has made a special request to the readers of Daijiworld to pray for him and his health. When no earthly forces and capacities can come to one's rescue, God's intervention is much needed and sought. Bearing this in mind, his loved ones have requested for a prayerful support from all who have known Mick Max and his service.
Mick Max, who was taken suddenly ill at home (Urwa Stores) on Sunday night, was rushed to Fr Muller immediately. Some brain complication was diagnosed. Ever since he has been in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). He now has been on artificial respiratory system. The doctors and nurses have been giving all tender love and care. Let us wish their efforts success.
No visitors are allowed except for very close family members, that too between 5 and 6 pm. All his friends and well-wishers are requested to take note of this.
Mick Max has friends and acquaintances in all faiths - Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Jains. He needs prayers from all of them.
Updates on April 9, 2006
Several well-wishers have offered help
It is so comforting to note that in response to Daijiworld's appeal for prayers on behalf of the family of Mick Max, wishes for his quick recovery and firm assurances of prayers are pouring in from all over the world.
The family is overwhelmed with the love and affection. A good number of people have offered financial assistance in view of the expensive medical care and treatment.
Generous well-wishers can send their contributions direct to
MCC Bank Ltd.
Mangalore 575 006 for credit of SB account no. 10242 of his wife Helen Joyce D'Souza
For further information, his brother-in-law, Wilfred D'Costa, can be called on (+91) 98453 29407