Bal Thackeray

Bal Keshav Thackeray also known as Balasaheb Thackeray. He born January 23, 1926, Pune, and died on 17 November 2012. He was an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena.

Bal Thackeray Personal life

Bal Thackeray father was Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, who was a social activist and writer, He was part of the United Maharashtra Movement in 1950

Bal Keshav Thackeray starts his career as a cartoonist he used to make cartoons for English newspapers. Later, in the year 1960, he released an independent weekly newspaper Marmik. Through Marmik he campaigned against the growing influence of Gujaratis, Marwaris, South Indians and other Non Marathis into Mumbai. He also founded two more newspapers, Saamana  in Marathi and Dopahar ka Saamana in Hindi.
Bal Thackeray  was married to Meena Thakre. He had three sons from her- Bindumadhav, Jayadev and Uddhav Thakre. His eldest son Bindumadhav was died in 1996.

Bal Thackeray Controversies

In the year 1969, he was arrested in connection with the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute and sent to Yerwada Jail. Many allegations were made against him for plotting the Babri Masjid demolition. After the 1993 Bombay bomb blast it was said that Bal Thackeray was one of those who did this blast. In 2007, he had to face severe criticism for praising Hitler in a daily newspaper interview. When Sanjay Dutt was in trouble under Tada Law, in that difficult time he received every possible help from Bal Thackeray.

Bal Keshav Thackeray Political Life

In 1966, he established a Hindu caste organization named Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. He made Shiv Sena organization on the steps of power. In 1995, BJP and Shiv Sena formed its own government in Maharashtra. In 2005 his nephew Raj Thackeray left Shiv Sena because Uddhav Thackeray’s was getting extra importance by Bal Thackeray. Bal Thackeray was known for his provoking statements and due to this hundreds of cases were registered against him.

Bala Saheb Thackeray died suddenly on November 17, 2012. His funeral was done on Shivaji Park on October 18, 2012 Bala Saheb known as ‘Tiger of Maratha’.

Bal Keshav Thackeray Biography, Age, Height

Bio
Full NameBal Keshav Thackeray
Nickname(s)Balasaheb, Hindu Hruday Samrat
ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyShiv Sena
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Personal Life
Date of Birth23-Jan-26
Birth PlacePune, Bombay Presidency, British India
Date of Death17-Nov-12
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)86 Years
Death CauseCardiac Arrest
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeN/A
Educational QualificationA School Drop-Out
FamilyFather- Keshav Sitaram Thackeray (a social reformer and journalist)
Mother- Ramabai
Brothers- Ramesh Thackeray, Shrikant Prabhodankar Thackeray
Sisters- Pama Tipnis, Sudha Sule, Sarla Gadkari, Susheela Gupte, Sanjeevani Karandikar
ReligionHinduism
CasteMarathi Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP Community)
Address (till the time of his death in 2012)Matoshree, Kalanagar, Bandra East, Mumbai
HobbiesDoing Photography, Listening to Music, Travelling, Reading
Favourite Things
Favourite Leader(s)Mahatma Gandhi
Favourite StatesmanAdolf Hitler
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar
Favourite Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite Cricketer(s)Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidower
Wife/SpouseMina Thackeray
ChildrenSons- Bindumadhav Thackeray, Jaidev Thackeray, 
Uddhav Thackeray (a Politician & a Wildlife Photographer)
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)40 Crore INR

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