Bal Thackeray dies at 86

Mumbai comes to a standstill, high alert across Maharashtra

chief died at his residence ‘Matoshree’ here on Saturday. He was 86. Thackeray, who founded the in 1966 to fight for the rights of Maharashtrians, was suffering from lung and pancreatic ailments and had been on life support for the past few days. He was declared dead at 3.30 pm on Saturday due to a cardio-respiratory arrest.

Family members, including son and successor Uddhav and nephew Raj, and top party leaders were with him.

The funeral procession would begin at 10 am tomorrow and the cremation is likely to happen at the crematorium at 4 pm.

Hundreds of supporters gathered outside Thackeray’s house broke down and tried to console each other. Security has been stepped up in the metropolis. Mumbai police have issued an advisory asking citizens to step out of their houses only in an emergency.

President and Prime Minister condoled the death of Thackeray. Singh cancelled a dinner for BJP leaders scheduled tonight.

Thackeray started out as a cartoonist alongside in the Free Press Journal in the 1950s. He founded the in 1966 on the plank of job security for the (sons of the soil), which translated into attacks on south Indians whom he had blamed for taking away opportunities from the locals. Later, his politics centred around upholding the Hindu identity and anti-Congressism.

Always the kingmaker, Thackeray was instrumental in ending Congress hegemony in Maharashtra when the and the BJP stormed to power in 1995. He never held any public office.

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Bal Thackeray dies at 86

Mumbai comes to a standstill, high alert across Maharashtra

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai 

chief died at his residence ‘Matoshree’ here on Saturday. He was 86. Thackeray, who founded the in 1966 to fight for the rights of Maharashtrians, was suffering from lung and pancreatic ailments and had been on life support for the past few days. He was declared dead at 3.30 pm on Saturday due to a cardio-respiratory arrest.

Family members, including son and successor Uddhav and nephew Raj, and top party leaders were with him.

The funeral procession would begin at 10 am tomorrow and the cremation is likely to happen at the crematorium at 4 pm.

Hundreds of supporters gathered outside Thackeray’s house broke down and tried to console each other. Security has been stepped up in the metropolis. Mumbai police have issued an advisory asking citizens to step out of their houses only in an emergency.

President and Prime Minister condoled the death of Thackeray. Singh cancelled a dinner for BJP leaders scheduled tonight.

Thackeray started out as a cartoonist alongside in the Free Press Journal in the 1950s. He founded the in 1966 on the plank of job security for the (sons of the soil), which translated into attacks on south Indians whom he had blamed for taking away opportunities from the locals. Later, his politics centred around upholding the Hindu identity and anti-Congressism.

Always the kingmaker, Thackeray was instrumental in ending Congress hegemony in Maharashtra when the and the BJP stormed to power in 1995. He never held any public office.

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chief died at his residence ‘Matoshree’ here on Saturday. He was 86. Thackeray, who founded the in 1966 to fight for the rights of Maharashtrians, was suffering from lung and pancreatic ailments and had been on life support for the past few days. He was declared dead at 3.30 pm on Saturday due to a cardio-respiratory arrest.

Family members, including son and successor Uddhav and nephew Raj, and top party leaders were with him.

The funeral procession would begin at 10 am tomorrow and the cremation is likely to happen at the crematorium at 4 pm.

Hundreds of supporters gathered outside Thackeray’s house broke down and tried to console each other. Security has been stepped up in the metropolis. Mumbai police have issued an advisory asking citizens to step out of their houses only in an emergency.

President and Prime Minister condoled the death of Thackeray. Singh cancelled a dinner for BJP leaders scheduled tonight.

Thackeray started out as a cartoonist alongside in the Free Press Journal in the 1950s. He founded the in 1966 on the plank of job security for the (sons of the soil), which translated into attacks on south Indians whom he had blamed for taking away opportunities from the locals. Later, his politics centred around upholding the Hindu identity and anti-Congressism.

Always the kingmaker, Thackeray was instrumental in ending Congress hegemony in Maharashtra when the and the BJP stormed to power in 1995. He never held any public office.

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