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In PHOTOS: Different strokes of Bal Thackeray

Last updated on: November 19, 2012 09:25 IST

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Rediff.com showcases some of the cartoons drawn by late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray

Through this cartoon, Thackeray sought to send the message across to the Marathi Manoos that the more he bent before foreigners, the more he will suffer.

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Through this cartoon, Thackeray sought to highlight how India was suffering at the hands of rioters and arms distributers and how those in power were choosing to ignore this fact

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This cartoon came on the day the Sena shut down Mumbai on March 1970

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This cartoon sought to highlight how rising prices and poverty had made people's lives miserable in 1964-65

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This cartoon highlighted the problems of corruption, food shortage and rising commodity prices that the common man faced in the country

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This cartoon came in the midst of the border row between Maharashtra and Karnataka in 1982, after the Gokak Committee reportrecommended first language status for Kannada in schools. The recommendation was greeted with widespread protests, especially in Belgaum

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This cartoon was published during the Madhya Pradesh elections of May 1975 when Thackeray believed that people were voting for the corrupt and the tainted

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This cartoon was published as part of the special feature of Marmik on Jawaharlal Nehru

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The theme of this cartoon was that the Marmik, which was started by Bal Thackeray in 1960, will keep fighting injustice of every type.

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This cartoon lambasted Indira Gandhi's Garibi Hatao campaign as simply an election gimmick

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This cartoon, which was published around the time textile mills were shutting down in Mumbai, sought to hightlight the plight of the workers. It asked, 'Will the workers eat iron inted of rice?'

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This cartoon sought to highlight how administrators paid no heed to the common man, who had literally been forced to beg in the wake of the sky-rocketing food prices

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