Bal Thackeray's life has been extremely eventful - he was spontaneous and given to ordering frequent bouts of violence as and when it suited his interests. He has been honest and upright. Here we bring the highlights of his life. 1996: Bombay renamed as Mumbai.
1992 Mumbai Riots, Babri Masjid falls.
1989: Saamna launched.
Bal Thakeray sitting on the floor. Born: January 23, 1926. (Photos: Bal Keshav Thackeray: A Photo Biography)
1960: Marmik launched.
1966: Shiv Sena formed.
1989: Shiv Sena-BJP alliance.
1995: Shiv Sena comes to power.
2006: Birth of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS). Raj with Bal Thackeray.