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Shiv Sainiks bid adieu to Bal Thackeray

Posted by on November 18, 2012 0 Comment

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s funeral procession started from his residence Matoshree towards Dadar’s Sena Bhavan. Here are pictures of the Sena chief’s last journey.

The body of right-wing Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray is carried on a vehicle during his funeral procession in Mumbai.

Thackeray, one of India’s most polarising politicians and leader of an influential right-wing Hindu nationalist party that has dominated politics in the country’s richest city for two decades, has died aged 86. Thackeray died of cardio-respiratory arrest on Saturday at his home, one of his doctors, Jalil Parker, said. He had been ill for some time and was rumoured to have died earlier this week. Seated at far right is Thackeray’s grandson Aditya.

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