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Mumbai bids farewell to Bal Thackeray

Last updated on: November 18, 2012 10:31 IST

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Supporters of late Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray turned up in large numbers early Sunday morning to pay their last tributes to the leader.

Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Rajesh Karkera, Hitesh Harisinghani and Sonil Dedhia captured these moments.

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Image: The scene outside Matoshree at 7am on Sunday morning
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Another view of the crowded intersection outside Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's residence

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Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Posters paying tribute to Bal Thackeray at the deserted Mahim Causeway.

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Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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A milk man pedals his way towards Mahim. Behind him is the banner put up by Shiv Sena mourning the demise of Thackeray

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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The stage -- erected at Shivaji Park -- where Bal Thackeray's body will be kept for 'darshan'

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Photographs: Sonil Deodhia/Rediff.com

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A stream of supporters is flowing into Shivaji Park to pay respects to Bal Thackeray

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Photographs: Sonil Deodhia/Rediff.com

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A somber sign, marking Balasaheb Thackeray's passing, in front of the Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation, Mumbai's civic body, where the Shiv Sena is a majority, among its 227 members. CST is to the right.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com

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Travellers, who have just arrived at CST station, are stranded. No taxis are running and they need to reach Kalbadevi.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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A group of Sainiks, who have arrived all the way from Nanded in Marathawada, over 600 km away, prepare to walk across Tilak bridge for Balasaheb Thackeray's funeral, after a quick breakfast.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com

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Entry onto Tilak bridge, from Prabodhankar Thackeray Chowk, named after Balasaheb Thackeray's father, is closed.

Sena Bhavan, where the leader's body will be kept for darshan,  is just over the bridge. Innumerable vehicles with saffron flags and tiger stickers/signs, that have brought Sainiks in from all parts of the state, are parked all around the chowk. State buses discharge hordes more.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com

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Eloquently-painted signs of this father figure of the Maharashtrians are up all over the city.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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Empty streets.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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News is being consumed voraciously at a newstall at Dharavi-Matunga.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com

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This giant hoarding is up at the start to the Dadar flyover.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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A Sainik car.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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 Sign after sign.

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Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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Media cameramen stationed atop the footbridge at Mahim Causeway.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Vivek Phansalkar, joint commissioner of police, traffic division instructs his men to clear the road.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic division, Vivek Phansalkar talks to his men.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Police cordon off the main road from Mahim leading towards Shivaji Park.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Public waiting to get a glimpse of the procession.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Cleaning of the sewers at Mahim causeway.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Children too wait in anticipation to get a glimpse of the procession.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Women and children wait to get a glimpse of the procession. 

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ATM's remain closed

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Sunday prayers at Mahim church.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Police cordon off the area outside Mahim church to clear the path for the procession.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Photographs: Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com
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Newpapers announce the passing away of Bal Thackeray

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Photographs: Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com
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