On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde paid homage to Balasaheb Thackeray on his birth anniversary. Shinde, along with Shiv Sena leaders, public representatives, officials, and party members, gathered at Balasaheb Bhavan to offer floral tributes, commemorating the revered Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray.
Simultaneously, Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais honored the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Balasaheb Thackeray by laying floral tributes to their portraits at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
The legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray traces back to 1966 when he founded the Shiv Sena. Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the towering figure that Thackeray was, emphasizing his enduring impact on Maharashtra’s political and cultural landscape. In a tribute on social media, Prime Minister Modi expressed reverence for Balasaheb Thackeray’s leadership, unwavering dedication to ideals, and commitment to advocating for the welfare of the poor and downtrodden.
“Remembering Balasaheb Thackeray Ji on his birth anniversary. He was a towering figure whose impact on Maharashtra’s political and cultural landscape remains unparalleled. In the hearts of countless people, he lives on due to his leadership, unyielding dedication to his ideals, and commitment to speaking up for the poor and downtrodden,” posted Prime Minister Modi.
The commemorations involved not only political figures but also underscored the widespread influence and admiration for Balasaheb Thackeray’s contributions to the socio-political fabric of Maharashtra. The day was marked by a collective acknowledgment of his enduring legacy and the indelible mark he left on the state’s history.