Bal Thackeray: Rare, unseen photos of the 'Tiger' who ruled Mumbai

Nov 17, 2018, 12:57 IST
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    Bal Thackeray was a former politician who is the founder of the political party Shiv Sena. Initially a cartoonist, Thackeray went on to be a leading personality of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement. He later formed the Shiv Sena in order to protect and improve the interests of Maharashtrians in Mumbai's political arena.

    In pic: Bal Thackeray is seen here in a very pensive mood

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    Bal Thackeray got married to Meena Thackeray on 13 June 1948. She passed away in 1998.

    In pic: Bal Thackeray with his cigar, which he was one of the many peculiar things he was known for

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    Bal Thackeray had 3 sons - Uddhav, Jaidev and Bindumadhav. His son Bindumadhav died a year after his wife in an accident.

    In pic: Bal Thackeray and son and Uddhav Thackeray at a function in 1997

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    A file pic of Bal Thackeray celebrating his 72nd birthday at his residence

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    Bal Thackeray tries his hand at a camera while his son Uddhav looks on

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    Aaditya Thackeray, Bal Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray - For the first time, three generations make a public appearance together at the Shiv Sena Dassera rally at Shivaji Park on October 17, 2010. PIC/RANE ASHISH

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    Bal Thackeray with son Uddhav (left) and nephew Raj (right) at the Shiv Sena rally on the eve of Dassera at Shivaji Park. PIC/RANE ASHISH

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    Bal Thackeray and Anna Hazare in a candid chat

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    Bal Thackeray shares a lighter moment with veteran actor Dilip Kumar while Hollywood actor Steven Seagal looks on at a function

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    A cut-out of Bal Thackeray during an election season

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    Bal Thackeray with Amitabh Bachchan at the mahurat shot of a television serial in November 1998

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    Bal Thackeray with few kids meet with pop singing legend Michael Jackson when the latter visited Matoshree in 1996

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    Bal Thackeray with superstar Rajinikanth in a candid chat

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    Bal Thackeray in conversation with Karisma Kapoor during an event

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    Bal Thackeray with Aditya and Uddhav on his 86th birthday at Matoshree, Bandra

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    Bal Thackeray with India's melody queen Lata Mangeshkar at an event

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    Amitabh Bachchan and Bal Thackeray during the launch of Umeed, a music album by grandson Aditya Thackeray. PIC/NIMESH DAVE

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    Bal Thackeray with Madhuri Dixit on the 70th death anniversary of Dinanath Mangeshkar at Shanmukhananda Hall on May 4, 2012. PIC/ RANE ASHISH

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    Bal Thackeray with L K Advani and then Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi in 1999

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    Bal Thackeray with LK Advani and Pramod Mahajan

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    Bal Thackeray is flanked by people in this undated picture

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    A Sena supporter seeks Bal Thakceray's blessing

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    Thackeray with a jovial Manohar Joshi, a smiling Uddhav, thoughtful Narayan Rane and a young, jeans-clad Raj Thackeray

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    Bal Thackeray with veteran cartoonist RK Laxman

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    Bal Thackeray with then Governor P.C. Alexander (left), Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane

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    Bal Thackeray at Shivalay at Nariman Point after its renovation

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    A Shiv Sainik touches Bal Thackeray's feet on Guru Purnima at Matoshree. PIC/ MIDDAY PHOTO ARCHIVE/ Shailesh Mule

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    Laxmi Gaud Kamble, a sand artist, prepared this portrait at Juhu Chowpatty to pay tribute to Thackeray on the occasion of his 86th birthday

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    A photoshopped image shows Raj Thackeray looking into the mirror, which throws back a portrait of Bal Thackeray

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    The Tiger with the Tiger: Bal Thackeray stands next to a portrait of a tiger

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About The Gallery

Six years ago on November 17, 2012, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray passed away at the age of 86. On his death anniversary, here's a look back at the life and times of the founder of the Shiv Sena, through a compilation of some vintage and candid pictures

 

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