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Pix: Outpouring of grief at the Thackeray residence

Last updated on: November 17, 2012 19:55 IST

Image: Dr Jalil Parkar, physician from Leelavati Hospital in Bandra, who has been treating the Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, announcing the news that shattered Shiv Sainiks who have been gathering at Matoshree in Bandra east, on Saturday afternoon
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

With the news of Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray's death spreading like a wildfire across the city, party leaders have been struggling to keep in check the emotions that are running high among the cadres.

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Pix: Outpouring of grief at the Thackeray residence


Photographs: Sahil Salvi

Announcements are made on loudspeakers appealing the Sainiks to remain calm in the wake of Thackeray's death this afternoon.

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Pix: Outpouring of grief at the Thackeray residence


Photographs: Sahil Salvi

As the news spread, bereaved women workers that were part of the crowds assembled outside 'Matoshree' were seen hugging each other crying inconsolably.

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Pix: Outpouring of grief at the Thackeray residence


Photographs: Sahil Salvi

Police had a tough time as the slogan-shouting Shiv Sena workers tried to break through the barricades to reach the entrance gate of Shiv Sena supremo's Bandra residence.

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Pix: Outpouring of grief at the Thackeray residence

Image: Security personnel have been deployed in strength outside Matoshree
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

Senior leader Diwakar Raote appealed to the crowd to remain calm. "Those who are true followers of Balasaheb should maintain discipline and cooperate with police to maintain law and order," he said.

Raote said if the party cadres resorted to ruckus, followers of Balasaheb from all over Maharashtra will not be able to reach here to pay their last respects.

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