The breaking news is that Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray has left the world on Saturday afternoon at 3:33 pm after protracted illness. He was 86-years-old.
The entire Bollywood is trying to pay their last tribute to, affectionately called The Tiger, Bal Thackeray. They opted Twitter to show their emotions.
Here’s what some of the tweets read:
Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP Balasaaheb. He lived with great conviction in his believes, which led him to be a great leader. Wish strength to his family! Balasaaheb was outspoken & sharp observer. He will deeply be missed.
Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj 3:30 baje, hindu hriday samrat, param adarniya Shri Balasaheb Thackeray hum logon ko chhodke anant mein vileen ho gaye. Yeh satya hai ki aaj Maharashtra anaath ho gaya. Unhone itne saalon se jo mahaan kaarya, aur Maharashtra ki sewa ki hai, aur Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ka naam Maharashtra mein zinda rakha, aisa kisi ne nahi kiya. Balasaheb ki pavitra aatma ko hum Mangeshkar koti-koti pranaam karte hain aur unki aatma ko Ishwar shanti de, yehi prarthana karte hain.
Amitabh Bachchan: I sat by his bedside for hours these past few days, a prayer in my heart, watching him struggling to breathe, but fighting .. Each day he continued his struggle with a grit that was baffling even for the doctors on hand .. And just a couple of hours back, as I stand next to his still, peaceful, saffron draped body, it is difficult to imagine that he has left us !
Ajay Devgn: A man of convictions and a man of vision. A great leader. Rest in peace Balasaheb!
Hema Malini: The battle is over & eternal life begins. I’m so sorry the loss Shri Bala Sahib’s family is enduring. My thoughts & prayers are with u all.
Karan Johar: Thoughts and prayers with the Thackeray family….RIP balasaab…..
Mahesh Bhatt: Our dead are never dead to us,until we have forgotten them.The memory of Bal Thackeray will live in the memory of we Mubaikars forever.
Anupam Kher: Just woke up in NY to d sad news about BalaSaheb. He’ll always remain larger than life. He was helpful, Courageous & a true Nationalist. RIP
Hrithik Roshan: Tday whn I visited Matoshree hd a silent prayer in my heart& d prayer continues.God bless Balasahebs soul.strength 2 dfamily & well wishers.
Randeep Hooda: RIP #balasaheb .. Loss!!! A mountain of a personality a sea of contradictions but the blunt truth never hurt anybody as deep as not taking a stand.
Siddharth: Bal Thakeray is dead. If you’re not a born Maharashtrian, I don’t think he would like you stealing condolences for his death from his people.
Aftab Shivdasani: Another legend passes away..let’s pray for the soul of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray.. May the Divine grant him peace.. Om Sai Ram
Raj Kundra: RIP Balasaheb what little I know of Mumbai….all I can say is ‘Ek tha Tiger!’ He was one man that millions looked upto! God Bless his Soul.
Riteish Deshmukh: Rip – Saheb -
Shobhaa De: Maharashtra’s mighty Tiger roars no more. RIP,Balasaheb Thackeray…
Arjun Rampal: RIp Balasaheb, condolences to his family. Peace be with you and all your loved ones.
The entire team of News Top Night website also pay their tribute to Bal Thackeray. RIP Balasheb ji….