The Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray passed away on Saturday after protracted illness at his home ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Mumbai.
Bal Thackeray suffered a cardiac arrest and the doctors couldn’t revive him. He was declared dead at 3.30 pm.
Bal Thackeray had been critically ill for the last few days and the condition of the 86-year-old Sena patriarch worsened on Wednesday night when he had to be put on life support.
Thackeray started his politics with anti-South Indian agitation to protect the jobs of locals. Thackeray later embraced Hindutva and tied up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Before entering politics,Thackeray was a political cartoonist with English language daily The Free Press Journal in Mumbai.
RIP Bal Thackeray !!