Popularly known as Bal Thackeray, the supremo of Shiv Sena, the pro-Hindu policy political outfit that was founded in Maharashtra, first started as a cartoonist with the Free Press Journal. Along with FPJ, his cartoons were published far and wide by international publications such as The New York Times and Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun.
17th December 2019 marks the seventh death anniversary of the Shiv Sena founder and the most respected pro-Hindu politician till date, Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray. He was known for his rigid and often hateful Hindutva ideology. He inspired thousands of people across Maharashtra and beyond to stand up for the state of Maharashtra.
Today, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Thackeray's rival on political field and friend personally, former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and many other politicians, Balasaheb's friends, enemies, acquaintances and family remember him, his worldview and his iron-clad ideals.
प्रादेशिक अस्मितेचा हुंकार स्वाभिमानाने मिरवणारा मराठी माणूस स्व. बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांनी उभा केला. समाजकारणाला अग्रक्रम देणारं राजकारण, अमोघ वक्तृत्व, रोखठोक स्वभाव यामुळेच त्यांना अनुयायांचं निरपेक्ष आणि चिरंतर प्रेम मिळालं. त्यांच्या स्मृतिदिनी त्यांना विनम्र अभिवादन! pic.twitter.com/9YO1YX3rsp— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 17, 2019
स्वाभिमान जपण्याचा मूलमंत्र आदरणीय बाळासाहेबांनी आपल्या सर्वांना दिला ! pic.twitter.com/sPdALKDlzS— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 17, 2019
Watch how @ShivSena founder Balasaheb Thackeray gave witty repartees to my questions in #AapKiAdalat on Ayodhya and communal riots. Remembering him on his death anniversary. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/ClbB3dmpm8— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) November 17, 2019
आमचे प्रेरणास्थान, हिंदूहृदयसम्राट माननीय बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांना स्मृतिदिनी शत शत प्रणाम ! pic.twitter.com/8DG9Deyydk— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 17, 2019
Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray, you're being sorely missed!— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) November 10, 2019