In Pics: How Mumbai bids farewell to Bal Thackeray

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Mumbai, Nov 18: At least 20 lakh people joined Bal Thackeray during his last journey on Sunday, Nov 18. Mumbai witnessed a rare scene where a wave of people bid adieu to their Senapati (leader).

The funeral procession of the Shiv Sena patriarch began from their residence Matoshree around 10 am. His body will be kept at Sena Bhawan for darshan and will be cremated at Shivaji Park in the evening.

People thronged the roadsides, flyovers, skywalks and balconies of their buildings to catch a glimpse of the Sena patriarch and pay homage to him.

In view of the legions of crowds pouring in to pay their last respects to Balasaheb, it is estimated that the funeral procession would take more than two hours to reach the Sena Bhawan (party headquarters) at Dadar.

Lakhs of Shiv Sainiks are walking along with the funeral procession, shouting slogans in memory of the Shiv Sena supremo.

Bal Thackeray during final journey

Bal Thackeray's funeral procession began from their residence Matoshree on Sunday, Nov 18.

Last rites will be performed at Shivaji Park where he had begun his political career in 1966.

The Thackerays with their leader

Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav with wife Reshmi and younger son mourned the death of Shiv Sena supremo.

Bal Thackeray's demise: Mumbai comes to a standstill

Mumbai comes to a standstill with Bal Thackeray's demise. At least 20 lakh people gathered to bid farewell to their leader.

Bal Thackeray's funeral procession

The funeral procession began at 10 am on Sunday and it is on its way to Sena Bhawan where Bal Thackeray's body will be kept for darshan. Later he will be cremated at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

Bal Thackeray & the amchi Mumbaikars

The amchi (our) Mumbaikars paid their last tribute to Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray who passed away on Saturday, Nov 18.

Heavy security during Thackeray's funeral procession

Three tier security arrangement was made during Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray's funeral procession.

Bal Thackeray in tricolour

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was given state honour during his last journey on Sunday, Nov 18.

Bal Thackeray's trade mark - Sunglass, red tilak

Black sun-glasses and red tilak on forehead were the trade mark of Bal Thackeray.

The Shiv Sena chief was seen in his trade mark during his last journey.

Bal Thackeray - Rest in Peace

86-year-old Bal Thackeray breathed his last at his residence Matoshree surrounded by his family members.

His followers believe that Maharashtra lost its father figure with Thackeay's demise.

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