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Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray pays tribute to party founder & his father Balasaheb Thackeray, at Matoshree (Thackeray residence), after getting elected as 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance) CM candidate, in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray along with his wife Rashmi Thackeray after paying tribute at the memorial of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray on his 7th death anniversary, in Mumbai.

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Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis along with BJP leader Pankaja Munde and Vinod Tawade pays tribute at the memorial of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray on his 7th death anniversary, in Mumbai

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray along with his wife Rashmi Thackeray pays tribute at the memorial of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray on his 7th death anniversary, in Mumbai

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray offers tribute to Bal Thackeray as Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray looks on during Dussehra at Shivaji Park, in Mumbai.

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In this file photo, is seen BJP leader Sushma Swaraj with Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray at Matoshree Bungalow in Mumbai. BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 on Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

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File photo of George Fernandes with Bal Thackeray

In this Feb 23, 2005, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray at a book release function in Mumbai.

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In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is seen with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a book release function in Mumbai on Feb 23, 2005.

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The Shiv Sena has just turned 52 and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is playing the party’s late founder Bal Thackeray in a biopic, was on the sets for the birthday bash. “Balasaheb Thackeray was a transparent personality who empowered the common man and it is a lifetime experience essaying him,” said Nawazuddin. But are those glasses transparent?

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray pays tribute to his father and Shiv Sena Supremo Late Balasaheb Thackeray along with others at his memorial in Shivaji Park, Mumbai.

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Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with others pays tribute to Shiv Sena Supremo Late Balasaheb Thackeray at his memorial in Shivaji Park, Mumbai.

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiling a compilation of newspaper interviews given by Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray, at a function, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with his Cabinet ministers pays tribute to the late Balasaheb Thackeray at Shivtirth in Mumbai.

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Sarkar (2005): Big B played Subhash Nagre, aka Sarkar, the extra-constitutional ruler of Mumbai. The Thackeray connect was oblique but evid­ent in the Godfather-like narrative.

Senior BJP leaders L K Advani and Gopinath Munde pay tributea to the Late Balasaheb Thackeray on his first death anniversary at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Senior BJP leader L K Advani with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray during their visit to the Late Balasaheb Thackeray memorial on his first death anniversary at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena activist shout slogans against Manohar Joshi during the Sena's 48th Dassera rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Sunday. Joshi had indirectly criticised party president Uddhav Thackeray's leadership style, by contrasting it with the aggressive style of Bal Thackeray, two days ago.

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray during the condolence meeting of his father Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai.

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King Toon Thackeray ruled Mumbai like no other. He also divided the city like no other.

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Michael Jackson with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray along with his son Aditya Thackeray immersing the ashes of Balasaheb Thackeray in the Sea off the Mumbai coast.

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray along with his son Aditya Thackeray arrives to immerse the ashes of Balasaheb Thackeray in the Sea off the Mumbai coast.

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The inner Thackeray The state funeral he was given said it all

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Family affair The Thackeray family unite in grief

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Not a man of any ideology, he saw through their hypocrisies

A Wake Up Call K. Chandrasekhara Rao, the TRS supremo, has suddenly sprung into action after falling off the radar for a while. There’s meetings happening, KCR’s trademark sarcasm and loaded insults are in place, everything is as it was. The Telangana hero, who has told the Congress that there will be no more deadlines but only death lines, now apparently plans to emulate Bal Thackeray. That is, he plans to write articles in newspapers and even pen songs in favour of Telangana statehood. With everyone stumped by the news, a last word from TDP boss Chandrababu Naidu. There’s no love lost between the two and Babu recently called KCR a Kumbhakarna—the one who sleeps for six months and creates hungama for the next six.

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Shiv Sena workers with priests immersing the ashes of late party chief Bal Thackeray at Sangam in Allahabad.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi offers his condolences to Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray at Matoshree in Mumbai on the passing away of his father Bal Thackeray.

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Labourers rest in a closed market as shops in Mumbai were closed on Monday to mourn the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray carries away the ashes of his father Balasaheb Thackeray from Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray collecting the ashes of his father Balasaheb Thackeray at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai.

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Mourners gather during the funeral of Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Policemen fire in air to pay respect during the cremation of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Maharshtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, BJP President, Nitin Gadkari and NCP leader Sharad Pawar during funeral of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park), in Mumbai.

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Senior leaders of various parties attend funeral of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park), in Mumbai.

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Senior leaders of various parties attend funeral of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park), in Mumbai.

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Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray performing the final rituals of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Uddhav Thackeray pays last tributes to his father and Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park) during his funeral in Mumbai.

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MNS Chief Raj Thackerey broke down during the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park) in Mumbai.

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Family members and Sena supporters attend Balasaheb Thackeray's funeral in Mumbai.

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Uddhav Thackeray pays last tribute to his father and Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park) during his funeral in Mumbai.

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A cut out of Bal Thackeray, is displayed as people attend his cremation in Mumbai

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A supporter wails during the cremation of Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, center, along with his sister Priya Dutt, center right, attend the funeral of Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Mourners gather beside a truck carrying the body of Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai.

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This photo made with long exposure shows mourners leaving after the funeral of Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.

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A photograph of Bal Thackeray, hangs in the background during his cremation in Mumbai.

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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader L. K. Advani, center, offers floral tributes during the funeral of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Uddhav Thackeray performs rituals during the cremation of his father Bal Thackeray in Mumbai. Hundreds of thousands of supporters have filled the streets of Mumbai for the funeral of Bal Thackeray.

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Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray's body brought at the Sena Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray during the funeral of Shiv Sena Chief and his father Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Balasaheb Thackeray's followers join the final procession of the Shiv Sena Supremo from his Residence, Matoshri to the Shiv Theerth (Shivaji park) where the body would be kept for last homage, in Mumbai.

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Mourners walk beside a truck carrying the body of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai

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Mourners carry a poster of Bal Thackeray with the words "Amar Rahe" (Long Live) during his funeral in Mumbai.

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People climb on a billboard of Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai.

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People walk beside a truck carrying the body of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai.

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Udhav Thackeray, the son of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray carries flowers past his body during his funeral in Mumbai. Thackeray, the extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers, died after an illness of several weeks. He was 86.

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Shiv Sena supporters at the funeral Procession of Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray along with his wife and son Tejas during the funeral of Shiv Sena Chief and his father Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray during the funeral of Shiv Sena Chief and his father Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai.

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Uddhav Thackeray (R) pays the tribute to his father and the Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray as the final procession is being taken from his residence Matoshri to the Shiv Theerth at Dadar, in Mumbai.

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His cartoon-tribute after Indira Gandhi's death

With Sharad Pawar, George Fernandes in 1982, after the mill strike. Chhagan Bhujbal is garlanding them.

With George Fernandes

Cartoon taking a swipe at Pt Nehru's lukewarm reaction and appeal for peace during the Chinese aggression

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Kakaji, his common man!

Thackeray before the Bhatan tunnel

At the launch of Saamana, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece

Portrait with his characteristic hand gesture

The Thackeray family

Portrait with his signature pipe

With Amitabh Bachchan

Mithun Chakraborty, Amitabh Bachchan, Balasaheb Thackeray and Jackie Sshroff at a function

Thackeray during his prolonged illness (Typhoid) with leader S.M. Joshi

Meenatai and Thackeray at the site of Sena Bhavan, then under construction

Balasaheb jokes with a friend having a bath at the hand pump

Thackeray checking out a snake

With Dev Anand at the inaugural issue of Dopahar ka Saamna

With his pet dog, he was known to love canines.

With his pet dog, he was known to love canines.

Speaking at the Gateway of India, one of the first morchas by the Shiv Senas

One of the first morchas by Shiv Sena at the Gateway of India

At the launch of Shiv Sena at shivaji park

At work - drawing cartoons for marmik

With his wife Meenatai Thackeray

Bal Thaceray's father Prabodhankar Thackeray (Keshav Thackeray)

At a dahi handi in the name of his first weekly, Marmik

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Mario Miranda for Uppercrust

Mario Miranda for Upper Crust

In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray waves at the party workers gathered outside his residence Matoshree to wish him on his 85th birthday in Mumbai on Jan 23, 2011.

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File: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray during the Maharashtra Day celebrations in Mumbai on May 2, 2010. Thackeray, 86, died at Matoshree in Mumbai after prolonged illness.

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In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is seen with President Pranab Mukherjee (then UPA's candidate for Presidential election) in Mumbai on July 14, 2012.

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In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray honours singer Lata Mangeshkar during the Maharashtra Day celebrations in Mumbai on May 2, 2010.

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In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is seen with his son Uddhav Thackeray during the Maharashtra Day celebrations in Mumbai on May 2, 2010.

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In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is greeted by BJP President Nitin Gadkari at Matoshree in Mumbai on May 26, 2012.

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In this file photo Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is flanked by son Uddhav Thackeray and grandson Aditya Thackeray during the party's Dusshera rally in Mumbai on Oct 18, 2010.

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