B-town mourns Balasaheb Thackeray's death

Published: Nov 18, 2012, 09:33 IST | Almas Mirza |

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who was ailing for some time, passed away on Saturday afternoon. B-town took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to pay their condolences. Here's what they had to say


Bal Thackeray
Bal Thackeray

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 !

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.

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.

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.

Now 17th Nov. 2012 has become a history when 2 most powerful ppl Ponty ji n Balasaheb ji passed away in 2 biggest cities Delhi n Mumbai.

Ajay Devgn: A man of convictions and a man of vision. A great leader. Rest in peace Balasaheb!

Dia Mirza: RIP Bala Saheb. Let there be peace. 45yrs as leader...a phenomenon no one can ever ignore. #Balasaheb

Kabir Bedi: My condolences to the entire family of #Balasaheb Thackeray. Was always a major influence in the politics of Maharashtra. RIP Bal Thackeray.

Randeep Hooda: RIP #balasaheb .. Loss!!!

Shirish Kunder: RIP Balasaheb Thackeray

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.

Tusshar Kapoor: RIP Balasaheb Thackeray!

Neha Dhupia: RIP BALASAHEB ... Prayers and strength for the family.

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.

Raj Kundra: RIP Balasaheb what little I know of Mumbai....all I can say is 'Ek tha Tiger!' He was one man that millions looked upto! God Bless his Soul.

Aftab Shivdasani: Another legend passes away..let's pray for the soul of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray.. May the Divine grant him peace.. Om Sai Ram

Vivek Oberoi: RIP Balasaheb---The Roaring Tiger of Maharashtra! Our prayers are with the Thackeray family and the millions of followers!

Kunal Kohli: Balasaheb will always live on.A great orator.An astute cartoonist.A voice of the people.A lion amongst men.

Rohit Roy: Balasaheb Thackeray - rip

Minissha Lamba: RIP Balasahib...

Sophie Choudry: RIP Balasaheb Thackeray

Shruti Seth: I hope as a sign of respect for the bereaved family we can maintain peace in the city for once. Please pray for them. Stay safe everyone.

Raj Kaushal: Ek tha Tiger. R.I.P balasaheb

Koena Mitra: Rest in peace Shri Balasaab Thakeray ...

Bhagyashree: Just heard the news... End to an era...Balasaheb Thackeray no more. RIP

Tisca Chopra: RIP BalaSaheb..."@SreenivasanJain: Doctor makes official announcement at Matoshree."

Gul Panag: RIP RT @ANI_news: Bal Thackeray took his last breath at 3:30PM

Shaan: Driving back home... A Gloomy, Lonely Evening...Mumbai.. Without her Most Loved Son... Balasaheb is Synonymous with Mumbai!! End of An Era..

Ritesh Sidhwani: Maharashtra has lost it's Tiger..RIP Balasaheb. My Condolences to the family..

Neil Nitin Mukesh: RIP ! Balasaheb.

Arjun Rampal: RIp Balasaheb, condolences to his family. Peace be with you and all your loved ones.

R Madhavan: Rip BalaSaheb Bal Thackeray.The mighty Tiger bids farewell. 

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