The Shiv Sena Supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray, passed away at 3.30PM on Saturday after protracted illness.Bollywood poured their emotions on Twitter. Here’s what some of the tweets read:
Amitabh Bachchan : I sat by his bedside for hours these past few days, a prayer in my heart, watching him struggling to breathe, but fighting. Each day he continued his struggle with a grit that was baffling even for the doctors on hand. And just a couple of hours back, as I stand next to his still, peaceful, saffron draped body, it is difficult to imagine… that he has left us !
Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP Balasaaheb. He lived with great conviction in his believes, which led him to be a great leader. Wish strength to his family! Balasaaheb was outspoken & sharp observer. He will deeply be missed.
Dia Mirza: RIP Bala Saheb. Let there be peace.
Gul Panag: RIP RT @ANI_news: Bal Thackeray took his last breath at 3:30PM
Suhel Seth: RIP Bal Thackeray…let there be peace
Shirish Kunder: RIP Bal Thackeray
Neha Dhupia: RIP BALASAHEB .
Riteish Deshmukh: Balasaheb was a Hero- people- Loved him, Copied him, Followed him.
Mahesh Bhatt: Our dead are never dead to us,until we have forgotten them.The memory of Bal Thackeray will live in the memory of we Mubaikars forever.
Ajay Devgn: A man of convictions and a man of vision. A great leader. Rest in peace Balasaheb!
Karan Johar: Thoughts and prayers with the Thackeray family….RIP balasaab…..
Ram Gopal Varma: can’t evr forget the hug the real Sarkar gave me when he saw reel Sarkar…Bala saab was a true epitome of power in every sense of the word
Kamaal R Khan: RIP Balasahab Thakre Ji the one man army who was above the law of India. He was himself public, law, courts and judge.
Hema Malini: The battle is over & eternal life begins. I’m so sorry the loss Shri Bala Sahib’s family is enduring. My thoughts & prayers are with u all.
Shobhaa De: Maharashtra’s mighty Tiger roars no more. RIP,Balasaheb Thackeray…
Ranvir Shorey: Tiger to the end. RIP, Balasaheb.
Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj 3:30 baje, hindu hriday samrat, param adarniya Shri Balasaheb Thackeray hum logon ko chhodke anant mein vileen ho gaye. Yeh satya hai ki aaj Maharashtra anaath ho gaya. Unhone itne saalon se jo mahaan kaarya, aur Maharashtra ki sewa ki hai, aur Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ka naam Maharashtra mein zinda rakha, aisa kisi ne nahi kiya. Balasaheb ki pavitra aatma ko hum Mangeshkar koti-koti pranaam karte hain aur unki aatma ko Ishwar shanti de, yehi prarthana karte hain.
RIP Bal Thackeray..