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Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray passes away
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray died at an age of 86 at his residence Matoshri in Mumbai today (Saturday) afternoon after months of illness. Security has been tightened in the city to avert any untoward incident.

THE SECURITY has been tightened in Mumbai as restive crowds are likely to throng Matoshri after hearing the news of Bal Thackeray’s death. The shops have closed in Vakola, Shivaji Nagar, Chembur, Navi Mumbai, Andheri, Parel, Dadar and Matunga after hearing the sad news.

The home ministry has already provided additional security forces to Maharashtra to assist local administration in maintaining law and order. Paramilitary personnel have been provided following a request by the Maharashtra government to deal with any eventuality.

Bal Thackeray, born 23 January 1926, the founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, is considered the 'Hindu Hriday Samraat' by his supporters and party workers. He began his professional career as a cartoonist but left it in 1960 to form his own political weekly Marmik. Thackeray is the founder of the Marathi-language newspaper Samana and the Hindi-language newspaper Dophar Ka Samana.

He died today after a protracted illness, reportedly due to a cardiac arrest.

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