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Indian politician & founder of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray

Indian politician & founder of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray was born on 23 January 23 January 1926 in Pune and died on 17 November 2012 in Mumbai. Bal Keshav Thackeray was a distinguished Indian illustrator and politician. He was the founding father of the right-wing political party called “Shiv Sena.” The party was founded in the year 1966.

Indian politician & founder of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray
Indian politician & founder of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray

In the year the 1950s he started his career as a cartoonist. Later on, Thackeray quickly became an important politician in the late 1960s. After joining politics, he became a representative of Marathi’s self-esteem and Hindutva. This pathfinder of Shiv Sena was loved and worshipped like a god in Maharasthra. Thackeray, who shaped the course of Maharashtra governments in each and every character, had the capability to transform glitter into quietness by just one movement of his finger. Thackeray, who roared like a lion, passed away in 2012.

He was not really great at academics and soon he dropped out of his school. Since childhood, he was affectionate with literature and activism. In the year of 1950s, he took a role in the Samyukta Maharashtra campaign and held in the assistance of the invention of a combined state called Maharashtra for Marathi-speaking regions with Bombay as its capital city. 

He served for the Free Press Journal and his cartoons were also published in the Times of India’s Sunday published edition. Thackeray Embark his cartoon weekly named ‘Marmik‘ in the year 1960. His cartoons also materialize in the Sunday version of international newspapers like the New York Times and Japanese everyday Newspapers. He was emboldened to place a framework of the political party called ‘Shiv Sena’ by the victory of his cartoon weekly ‘Marmik.’ On 19 June 1966, he established Shiv Sena. The definition of Shiv Sena in Hindi is the ‘Army of Shivaji,’ a glorious Maratha Warrior.

Bal Thackeray in his political party Shiv Sena meeting
Bal Thackeray in his political party Shiv Sena meeting

Notwithstanding not taking any powerful place in politics or work for an elected position, he was recognized as the most influential personage of Maharashtra. His religious members frequently mentioned to him as the “Godfather of Maharashtra”. He was also connected to the “Hindu HridaySamrat” by his supporters. He came into contention for glorifying Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, but later he turned his judgment.

Bal Thackeray was also the author of the Marathi local Newspaper Saamana. He was outlawed from Politics for six years on the direction of the Election Commission, is included in asking votes in the name of religion. His Political Party, Shiv Sena was not just a company but was a company of Shivaji, whose slogan was to fight for the benefits of the Marathi people. He told local regional people should be granted favor in private and public-sector jobs as they suffered opposition from South India people.