As per latest news, the dead body of Balasaheb Thackeray, who passed away at his residence in suburban Bandra today afternoon, would be kept for ‘antim darshan’ at Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on Sunday till 5 pm for people to pay their respects. His last rites (cremation or antim sanskar) will be performed at 6 pm.
Shiv Sena Supremo, Bal Thackeray expired today afternoon at around 3.30 pm due to cardiac arrest. He was 86 tears old.
The condition of the Bal Thackeray, who had not been keeping well since few weeks, suddenly worsened on Wednesday night, when he had to be put on life support, which was taken off later after he showed signs of improvement.
The official announcement was made by doctors outside his residence Matoshree. Talking to reporters, Dr Jalil Parkar said: “It is with grief and sadness that we wish to inform you that Balasaheb breathed his last at 3.33pm… He went to cardiorespiratory arrest, we we tried to revive him but to no avail.”
Balasaheb breathed his last with sons Jaidev and Uddhav Thackeray beside him.
Security has been beefed up across Maharashtra, particularly in Mumbai, where 48,000 policemen have been deployed to keep vigil on the public display of Thackeray’s body and his funeral, which will take place tomorrow.
No autorickshaws and taxis will ply in Mumbai today; the Mumbai transport service has arranged for extra buses.
Balasaheb Thackeray’s dead body (parthiv sharir) will be kept at Shivaji Park to enable millions of party activists and Mumbaikars to pay their last respects to the leader from 8 am Sunday, party MP Sanjay Raut told reporters.
meanwhile, Shiv Sena has appealed to its activists to maintain calm, co-operate with the police and not target the media.
The police has issued a traffic advisory and has suggested people to stay home, unless absolutely necessary. “I appeal to people to remain calm and maintain law and order,” Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said.
Details of Bal Thackeray’s Funeral Procesion :
The funeral procession of Bal Thackeray would leave his Bandra residence ‘Matoshree’, at 7 am. A special truck will carry Bal Thackeray’s dead body and there will be a three-tier security around it which would consists of the Mumbai Police, the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Shiv Sena volunteers.
From Matoshree, the body will be first taken to Mahim Causeway, then to Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar, then to Mina Tai statue in Dadar and finally to Shivaji Park, where, at a massive Dussehra rally in 1966, Mr Thackeray had launched the Shiv Sena.
Mr Thackeray’s body will be kept at Shivaji Park till 5 pm for people to pay their respects. His last rites will be performed at 6 pm.
As soon as news of Bal Thackeray’s death spread today evening, shops, hotels, restaurants and other commercial establishments started to close down and there was sparse traffic on the streets.
Bal Thackeray’s Funeral Procesion Live Telecast on TV News Channels :
If you cannot make it to Shivaji Park to pay last respects to Bal Thackeray tomorroww, you can take his antim darshan and watch his Funeral Procession, dead body and cremation ceremony Live on TV on major News channels like Aaj Tak, ABP Star News, NDTV, Zee News, Headlines Today, CNN IBN, TV9, etc.
You can also catch Bal Thackeray’s Funeral Procesion Live on Marathi news Channels like – ABP Star Majha, IBN Lokmat, Zee 24 Taas, Samay Mumbai, TV9 Maharashtra, Maharashtra Maza 24*7 News Channel, etc.
Bal Thackeray’s last ‘Darshan’ LIVE from Shivaji Park – ABP Majha :
Earlier, there were reports that Bal Thackeray had actually passed away a few days ago, but top party leaders dismissed them as “false” and asserted that he was “very much in our midst” and fighting for life.
Note : Tomorrow, we will try to have Bal Thackeray’s Dead Body Photos and Videos on our website so that fans and admirers can pay their last respect to the Tiger – Balasaheb Thackrey …