Supporters throng the unseen funeral cortege of Indian Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray during a procession in Mumbai on November 18, 2012. Huge crowds gathered in Mumbai to witness the funeral procession of Bal Thackeray, chief of the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party and one of India's most divisive politicians. Thackeray, who called his followers 'Hindu warriors' and was widely accused of stoking ethnic and religious violence, died aged 86, triggering a virtual shutdown of the city. AFP PHOTO/STR
Shiv Sena Supremo Balasaheb Thackeray smiles at the traditional 'Tutari' player welcome him on stage at Shanmukhanand Hall on September 2, 2005 in Mumbai, India. This was his first public appearance since Narayan Rane left the party.
Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray opens the campaign of the BMC polls for the party at Goregaon on December 27, 2006 in Mumbai, India. For the first time Thackeray delivered a speech by sitting down.
Shivsena chief Balasaheb Thackeray during his Rudraksha Tulabhar which was organised on his 85th birthday on January 23, 2012 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times Via Getty Images).