The founder of Shiv Sena and the man whose death brought the city of Mumbai to a standstill, Bal Thackeray was nothing short of a legal 'don' of India. He was the Indian politician who began his career as a cartoonist in the Free Press Journal in Mumbai, and then kept soaring high in the sky and never saw the lows of life because of the kind of person he was.
The Tiger of India was a rebel since childhood and that is exactly what we saw in his tenure in the political structure of Maharashtra.
Regarded as the most powerful man in Maharashtra, he was the Messiah for all the Marathi Manoos. Loved and celebrated for many things and criticised for a few, here's the rise and rise of the Godfather of Mumbai, Bal Thackeray:
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