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PHOTOS: Mumbai stays indoors over Thackeray's health

Last updated on: November 15, 2012 16:06 IST

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Thursday morning didn't wake up the 'city that never sleeps' as shops largely remained closed with news of ailing Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's critical health condition spreading around.

Sena bastion Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai's Dadar, where the party headquarters are located, wore a deserted look in the morning.

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Image: Tension over ailing Balasaheb Thackeray's health was evident in Shiv Sena bastion of Dadar where residents seemed to have taken the day-off
Photographs: Vaihaysi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com

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Hordes of Shiv Sena supporters, well-wishers, politicians and actors have visited the ailing patriarch at his residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra, where security has been tightened up considerably.

Mumbai's local trains have seen less-than-normal rush today and sparse traffic was noted on the roads.

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Image: Shops largely remained closed as sparse traffic was noticed in Mumbai
Photographs: Vaihaysi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com

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Many offices have declared a day-off and people have been advised to stay indoors as a precautionary measure against any untoward incident.

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Image: Many Mumbaikars preferred to remain indoors on Thursday
Photographs: Vaihaysi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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In Mahim -- which is close to Bandra where Bal Thackeray's residence is located -- most shops stayed shut.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Vehicles also stayed off the roads and the crowds thinned gradually as the day progressed.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Most schools and educational institutions had declared a day-off.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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