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In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey

  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • A young Bal Thackeray engrossed in his work.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • Thackeray's cartoons were full of wit and satire.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • A powerful orator himself, he admired Hitler's public speaking abilities.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • He founded the Shiv Sena in 1966.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • His political philosophy was largely shaped by his father Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, a leading figure in the Samyukta Maharashtra movement.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • Bal Thackeray was a controversial figure; he even voiced support for LTTE guerrillas in Sri Lanka.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • He turned Shiv Sena into a potent political force in Maharashtra.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • His charismatic personality captured the attention of a substantial section of Maharashtrians in and around Mumbai.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • He received a major jolt in 2006 when his nephew and one of his party's pillars, Raj, decided to part ways and float his own Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • After the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, he strongly spoke against even playing cricket with Pakistan and objected to Pakistani players being included in IPL teams.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • Over the last two years, his age was taking its toll on the Sena supremo.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • His supporters loved him, many hated his ideas but no one can deny that he single-handedly turned the Sena into one of India's most powerful and feared regional forces.
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  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey
  • In pics: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's political journey