In Pics: Narendra Modi to Rajinikanth, Thackeray moved all

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Mumbai, Nov 18: Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray alias Bal Thackeray was an Indian politician, founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing Hindu nationalist and Marathi ethnocentric party active mainly in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Despite several criticism from all corners of the country, one can not deny the fact that many Indians were moved by the leader.

Well-known personalities such as Narendra Modi, Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and many others are there in the list of Bal Thackeray's followers.

Narendra Modi with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is greeted by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi at his residence Matoshree in Mumbai.

Thackeray, 86, passed away on Saturday at Matoshree in Mumbai after prolonged illness.

Rajinikanth with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray seen with Rajinikanth at Matoshree in Mumbai on Oct 05, 2010.

Madhuri Dikshit with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray shares a word with actress Madhuri Dixit during Deenanath Mangeshkar awards ceremony in Mumbai on April 04, 2012.

Vajpayee with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray seen with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a book release function in Mumbai.

Pawar, Uddhav with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was greeted by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and former BCCI President Shashank Manohar (L) in Mumbai on Feb 07, 2010.

Gadkari with Bal Thackeray

BJP president Nitin Gadkari meets Balasaheb Thackeray at Matoshree in Bandra, Mumbai.

Advani with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is seen with BJP senior leader LK Advani and Sena leader Manohar Joshi at an election rally in Mumbai on Jan 20, 2002.

Amitabh Bachchan with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is seen with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during launch of a book in Mumbai on Jul 25, 2011.

Lata Mangeshkar with Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray honours singer Lata Mangeshkar during the Maharashtra Day celebrations in Mumbai on May 2, 2010.

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