Goodbye Fr. Francis da Gama

Dear Damanenses,

Fr. Francis da Gama, sj (Hilario Gama’s son) died last night in Mumbai.
He was diagnosed with cancer of the liver last Wednesday – that’s two days ago.
The funeral is tomorrow, 4th April. The service is at 4pm IST at Holy Family Church in Andheri, Mumbai.

Fr. Francis da Gama lived in St. Xavier’s School, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai most of his life. His home in Big Daman now houses the CreditCitizen Bank.

Fr. da Gama was a film critic, a writer, and editor of the Vineyard but most of all, he was my writing mentor – he got my first article published in The Herald when I was only 14 and always believed that I could be a good journalist.

May his soul rest in peace.

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