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He contributed so much to the telecom revolution VV Goes... Remembering Chariji He took space science to such great heights! He was the greatest. When SPIC spawned star managers... Scientist and leader of educational reforms Master of strokes Saeed Jaffrey A genius civil servant fades A statue for RV, at last! Tribute – Baldev Raj A multi-faceted leader rests in peace A versatile legend moves on A versatile, humane and efficient administrator/litterateur Father of German unification no more... The motor sportsman is no more Tribute – Ja Ra Su Remembering I K Gujral… Big ideas, not big words, are important... Endearing Aachi... Dr M G K Menon Question on Operation X ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more Fighter-pilot turned monk... A honest bank executive... The honest Sardarji Colour-Chem's colorful personality Tribute - R K Baratan India’s Master Builder… The Hero of bicycles rests in peace Flute falls silent ‘Mandolin’ stops playing... How to build a nation M Subramaniam Music Samrat!!! - TMS If only he had fastened the seat-belt... Dada of drip irrigation... A welcome biography on a towering CA This trendsetter is no more Bal Thackeray Jeppiar calls it a day He took Kone to great heights… Honest civil servant Another Leo of real estate and education is no more A multi faceted prince is no more... The ‘Q’ factor cost him Cabinet Secretary’s post KP is no more Deora – the best networked politician.... New team at the helm at TANSTIA Justice Iyer, 100 MSV – the King of Light Music Brilliant Saeed saab KB Sir for all... Samskrt loses a passionate exponent... He elevated B&C to its best... A Gandhian breathes his last on Gandhi Jayanthi Sivaraman, 100 He breathed transport development R Desikan – the crusader of consumer interests is gone Music loses a maestro The scientist-engineer who lucidly explained economics Transport S Narayanan Missile Man takes flight Centurion ‘Leo’ rests in peace ‘Hero’ rides into the sunset The Rajha of Rajapalayam... Cement, calcium carbide, shipping… TSN turned these and more into gold Tribute: Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas
 
Bal Thackeray
Born: Jan 23, 1926 
Father: K S Thackeray, advocated the creation of   linguistic state of Maharashtra Began with the Free Press Journal as a cartoonist Formed his own political weekly, Marmik  1926-65 

Formed  Shiv Sena Campaign against South Indians, Gujaratis, Marwaris and later Biharis  
1966-88

Sena’s newspaper Saamna was launched in 1989. Shiv Sena wrested control of trade unions in Mumbai from the Communist Party  of India. Allied with BJP. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won the 1995 Maharashtra State Assembly elections.  Thackeray was the   remote control  1989-98

On 28 July, 1999 Thackeray was banned from voting and contesting in any election for six years Once praised Hitler saying, “I am a  great admirer of Hitler, and I am not ashamed to say so! … He was a wonderful organiser and orator, and I feel that he and I have  several things in common...   1999-2011 

Died on 17 Nov  2012 Accorded state funeral 20 lakh people attended The government of Maharashtra allowed his funeral to take  place at Shivaji Park due to the size of the expected crowd; it was the first public funeral in the city since that of   Bal GangadharTilak’s in 1920. He is the only non-MP to get obituary references in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.  2012 


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