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Thackeray began his professional career as a cartoonist with the Free Press Journal – an English-language daily.

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In 1960, Thackeray left the Free Press Journal and launched his own political weekly – Marmik. Through the political weekly, Thackeray continued to campaign against the “increasing influence of no

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After nearly six decades of founding Marmik, Bal Thackeray launched the political party Shiv Sena to advocate for the issues of Maharashtra. Shiv Sena stood as a party that focussed on the concerns re

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Balasaheb Thackeray also founded the Marathi-language newspaper – Saamana. In 1996, he was “banned from voting and contesting in any election for six years” on the recommendations of the Electio

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Thackeray’s political influence was never limited to Maharashtra, it was also beyond the state. He was known for his strong advocacy of the Marathi population, and this one of the major reasons that

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