Bal Thackeray Dead, Bal Thackeray Passed Away, Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray dies at 86 in Mumbai.
Bal Thackeray, a maverick politician who roused emotions on Marathi pride and catapulted Shiv Sena to power in Maharashtra in the 1990s, died today after having been critically ill for the past few days.
The 86-year-old cartoonist turned politician, known for his strong views and speaking his mind, sometimes bordering on the offensive, breathed his last at 3.30 PM at his residence ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra.
Thackeray is survived by sons Jaidev and Uddhav, who is the Executive President of the party. His nephew Raj had split from the family and found his own Maharashtra Navnirman Sena over six years ago following a succession row.