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10 Unknown And Interesting Facts About Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray’s life is again in news ever since his biographical movie’s trailer has been released. His full name is Balasaheb Thackeray and he was the one who founded the Shiv Sena which is a right-wing Marathi party which is active mostly in Maharashtra. Apart from this, there are many things that should be known, so let’s know about him more.

So here are some unknown and interesting facts about Balasaheb Thackeray that one should know about!

1. Bal Thackeray started his career as a cartoonist and worked for English daily and then he launched cartoon weekly ‘Marmik’ in the year 1960.

2. Bal Thackeray’s wife died in the year 1995 and after a year later in 1996, he lost his third son Bindumadhav is a car crash. He always showed love for his wife in public, even after her death.

3. Bal Thackeray was the one who objected to getting a 22 crore throne for Sai Baba and instead he wanted that money to be used for the betterment of poor farmers in Maharashtra.

4. Bal Thackeray was not a fan of Congress, but he respected some former leaders of Congress like Indira Gandhi as she supported Bangladesh to gain freedom.

5. He never spared any person who spoke against the Marathi community or Maharashtra. He even slammed Sachin Tendulkar for speaking ill against Maharashtra.

6. Bal Thackeray’s surname was written as “Thakre” until he decided to change the spelling into “Thackeray” after his favorite novelist named William Makepeace Thackeray.

7. Bal Thackeray was quite against those people who tried to migrate into Mumbai and also disliked them if they tried to set up a business in there. He hated interference in his city and the opportunities of Marathis taken away by some other region people in Mumbai.

8. Bal Thackeray was an admirer of the Natzi Party founder and German dictator, Adalf Hitler.

9. His party, Shiv Sena was involved in the Babri Masjid’s demolition and also has been accused of vandalizing the Wankhede Stadium when the India-Pakistan match was tied.

10. Bal Thackeray fought for Sanjay Dutt’s TADA case and at a party meeting announced that Sanjay is innocent, and also supported Amitabh Bachchan when he suffered an injury during “Coolie”.

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