The former municipal commissioner of this city, SS Tinaikar, died on May 22. (I was travelling at the time, and missed reading the news). He was a good friend of my father, JB D'Souza, also a former municipal commissioner. I got to know and like him too, besides hearing his gravelly voice on the telephone often. He was a fearless man, of absolute integrity; and as men like that in public service tend to do, he stepped on some loud political toes. To me, that itself spoke of the man he was.
You were a great credit to this city, Mr Tinaikar. Too bad they don't make them like you any more.