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Sainiks strive for final glimpse of 'Balasaheb'

Last updated on: November 18, 2012 20:03 IST

Sainiks strive for final glimpse of 'Balasaheb'

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Lakhs gathered at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Sunday evening to watch the funeral of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, mainly via giant television screens.

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The arrangements for the funeral were shipshape.

And when the guns fired a salute and the police band played, there were moments of pin-drop silence.

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In spite of the distance from the screen most watched with rapt attention.

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They watched from whatever vantage point they could get hold of...

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They climbed onto trucks...

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And hung onto the sides of buildings...

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Or climbed trees...

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And many parted with their footwear.

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