Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Thursday paid tribute to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary. Bal Thackeray was born on January 23, 1926, in Pune.
Taking to Twitter, Lata Mangeshkar wrote: I extend my heartfelt greetings to the devotee of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the supreme deity of Maharashtra, Shri Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray, on his birth anniversary.
नमस्कार. महाराष्ट्राचे परम दैवत श्री छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज यांचे निस्सिम भक्त श्रद्धेय शिवसेना प्रमुख बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांना त्यांच्या जयंती निमित्त माझे हृदयपूर्वक अभिवादन. pic.twitter.com/xhd9w7E3sQ— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) January 23, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary on Thursday morning.
PM Modi paid tributes to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary, saying he never hesitated from raising issues of public importance.
Tributes to the great Balasaheb Thackeray on his Jayanti. Courageous and indomitable, he never hesitated from raising issues of public welfare. He always remained proud of Indian ethos and values. He continues to inspire millions.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2020
The Shiv Sena recently formed a government in Maharashtra with the support of the NCP and the Congress, breaking a decades-old alliance with the BJP.
Eyeing the 'Hindutva' legacy of 'Hinduhriday Samrat' Bal Thackeray, the tussle between the Thackeray brothers - Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is likely to pick up on Thursday. Taking a swift turn towards Hindutva, Raj Thackeray has announced that the MNS will announce its new ideology in a mega rally on Bal Thackeray's 94th birth anniversary.
Countering this move, Uddhav Thackeray announced on Wednesday that he will visit Ayodhya after completing 100 days as Chief Minister of Maharashtra.