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Bal Thackeray: When Maharashtra's 'godfather' renamed Bombay

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  • Nov 15, 2012, 20:12 PM IST
Bal Thackeray: When Maharashtra's 'godfather' renamed Bombay
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Mumbai: Political stalwart Bal Thackeray evoked respect, awe and fear of thousands of people in Maharashtra for years. Such was his hold on the people that his crazy supporters were ever ready to lay down their lives for him.
 
Here are some interesting facts about this famous father of Maharashtra:
 
 
 
 

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Although Thackeray never held an official post or ran for elective office, for years he was regarded as the most powerful man in Maharashtra. He was often referred to as the 'godfather' of Maharashtra or, as his legion of devout followers called him, Hindu Hriday Samrat (emperor of Hindu heart).
 
 

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