#Bal Thackeray

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
A nine-feet-tall statue of Bal Thackeray unveiled on the occasion of 95th birth anniversary of the Shiv Sena founder, in Mumbai. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • "This is a very important moment for us as his statue has finally come up here in Mumbai," said Aditya Thackeray
  • Devendra Fadnavis, Raj Thackeray and Sharad Pawar were also present for the unveiling
  • Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar was absent at the function

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray was born in 1926. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ShivSena)

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late leader
  • 'He worked tirelessly for the welfare of people,' Modi tweeted
  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Thackeray used his talent as a cartoonist to comment on various social issues