Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid his tributes to Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray on his 90th birth anniversary. "Balasaheb Thackeray.my mind is filled with many memories. Tributes to the widely admired & respected personality on his birth anniversary," Prime Minister Modi said in tweet.
Thackeray, who was born on January 23, 1926, began his professional career as a cartoonist with an English language daily in Mumbai, but left it in 1960 to form his own political weekly 'Marmik'. He formed Shiv Sena in 1966 to advocate the place of Marathi-speaking people in Mumbai's political and professional landscape. He passed away in November 2012 and was accorded a state funeral with a large number of mourners turning up at Shivaji Park - his favourite ground where he used to organise rallies, including the famous Dussehra rally.