PM pays homage to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray on his Jayanti

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Balasaheb Thackeray

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid homage to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray on his Jayanti.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

“I pay homage to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray on his Jayanti. He will be remembered forever as an outstanding leader who always stood with the people.”

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Balasaheb Thackeray (23 January 1926 – 17 November 2012) was an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena, a right-wing pro-Marathi and Hindu nationalist party active mainly in the city of Mumbai. His father was influenced by British author William Makepeace Thackeray and put his surname “Thackeray”, which was then carried onto all his sons including Bal Thackeray.

Thackeray began his professional career as a cartoonist with the English-language daily, The Free Press Journal in Mumbai, but he left the paper in 1960 to form his own political weekly, Marmik. Thackeray drew cartoons for the Free Press Journal, the Times of India, and Marmik besides contributing to Saamna till 2012. He cited the New Zealander cartoonist David Low as his inspiration.

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