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This trendsetter is no more A multi faceted prince is no more... A welcome biography on a towering CA The motor sportsman is no more Colour-Chem's colorful personality A multi-faceted leader rests in peace A honest bank executive... Dr M G K Menon The Hero of bicycles rests in peace Dada of drip irrigation... The ‘Q’ factor cost him Cabinet Secretary’s post Father of German unification no more... India’s Master Builder… Remembering Chariji If only he had fastened the seat-belt... M Subramaniam The scientist-engineer who lucidly explained economics KP is no more The honest Sardarji He took space science to such great heights! Music loses a maestro ‘Mandolin’ stops playing... Scientist and leader of educational reforms Bal Thackeray Remembering I K Gujral… Flute falls silent When SPIC spawned star managers... Question on Operation X R Desikan – the crusader of consumer interests is gone Jeppiar calls it a day Missile Man takes flight He was the greatest. ‘Hero’ rides into the sunset Honest civil servant A genius civil servant fades New team at the helm at TANSTIA Samskrt loses a passionate exponent... Tribute – Baldev Raj Tribute – Ja Ra Su Centurion ‘Leo’ rests in peace He took Kone to great heights… A versatile, humane and efficient administrator/litterateur MSV – the King of Light Music Fighter-pilot turned monk... Music Samrat!!! - TMS A Gandhian breathes his last on Gandhi Jayanthi Cement, calcium carbide, shipping… TSN turned these and more into gold A versatile legend moves on The Rajha of Rajapalayam... Brilliant Saeed saab He elevated B&C to its best... Endearing Aachi... Transport S Narayanan KB Sir for all... Another Leo of real estate and education is no more Big ideas, not big words, are important... VV Goes... Saeed Jaffrey Justice Iyer, 100 Tribute: Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas How to build a nation Master of strokes ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more Sivaraman, 100 A statue for RV, at last! He contributed so much to the telecom revolution Deora – the best networked politician.... Tribute - R K Baratan He breathed transport development
 
Bal Thackeray
Born: Jan 23, 1926 
Father: K S Thackeray, advocated the creation of   linguistic state of Maharashtra Began with the Free Press Journal as a cartoonist Formed his own political weekly, Marmik  1926-65 

Formed  Shiv Sena Campaign against South Indians, Gujaratis, Marwaris and later Biharis  
1966-88

Sena’s newspaper Saamna was launched in 1989. Shiv Sena wrested control of trade unions in Mumbai from the Communist Party  of India. Allied with BJP. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won the 1995 Maharashtra State Assembly elections.  Thackeray was the   remote control  1989-98

On 28 July, 1999 Thackeray was banned from voting and contesting in any election for six years Once praised Hitler saying, “I am a  great admirer of Hitler, and I am not ashamed to say so! … He was a wonderful organiser and orator, and I feel that he and I have  several things in common...   1999-2011 

Died on 17 Nov  2012 Accorded state funeral 20 lakh people attended The government of Maharashtra allowed his funeral to take  place at Shivaji Park due to the size of the expected crowd; it was the first public funeral in the city since that of   Bal GangadharTilak’s in 1920. He is the only non-MP to get obituary references in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.  2012 


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