Lakhs turn up to bid adieu to Bal Thackeray
Lakhs of people, including Shiv Sena supporters, thronged the funeral procession of party chief Bal Thackeray. The Shiv Sainiks were pouring into Mumbai in their thousands from Maharashtra's Thane, Raigad, Pune, Aurangabad and Konkan regions -- the bastions of the right-wing party founded by Thackeray on June 19, 1966. According to Mumbai Police, lakhs of people, including those gathered at the Shivaji Park where the body will be kept and later cremated, had come out to to pay their last respects to Thackeray, who died at 86 Saturday afternoon due to prolonged illness.
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