He was born in the village of Lipnica near Kragujevac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. He completed primary and secondary school in Kragujevac, and studied law in Belgrade. He started in the satirical magazine Jež, and in 1960 he moved to Radio Belgrade.
Born: 5 November 1938 (Lipnica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia)
Died: 9 February 2005 (Padova, Italy, aged 66)
At the end of 2004, Minimaks received a liver transplant at the clinic of the University of Padova, where he died.