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Photos: Raj, Sainiks break down as Thackeray laid to rest

Last updated on: November 18, 2012 21:24 IST

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Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore and Satish Bodas capture the most moving moments at Shivaji Park where Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was cremated on Sunday evening.

It was an emotional scene at Shivaji Park where Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was cremated on Sunday evening.

This was where he launched the party 46 years ago at a massive rally on Dussehra and this is where he was consigned to flames.

Over two lakh people gathered at Shivaji Park where Thackeray was given full state honours -- a 21-gun salute.

Son and successor, who performed the last rites, stood grim, while nephew Raj was inconsolable. Thackeray's servant Charansingh Thapa, stood along with Uddhav and Raj, Sena patriarch's estranged son Jaidev and grandsons, as the family, united in grief.

Thousands of Sainiks broke down too and emotional crowds started chanting 'with Amar rahe amar rahe' as the funeral pyre was lit.

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Image: MNS chief and Bal Thackeray's newphew cries during the final rites of the Sena chief at Shivaji Park
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

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A supporter of Bal Thackeray wails at Shivaji Park as the funeral pyre was lit.


Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

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A Shiv Sainik is inconsable as the priest begins chanting prayers at Shivaji Park.


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A Shiv Sena supporter joins hands and prays for Bal Thackeray during his cremation.


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Even after the funeral, the mourning continued. There was no sign of the crowds dispersing.


Photographs: Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com
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