The Long-ruling chief of the Shiv Sena passed away on the afternoon of November 17th, following which his well-wishers from Bollywood thronged the residence to pay their last respects to the supremo. Twitter was raving with messages praying for his departed soul.
Amitabh Bachchan(@SrBachchan) -- 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!
Lata Mangeshkar(@mangeshkrlata) --Today at 3:30 pm, respected Bal Thackeray left us all to tread the path to salvation. Maharashtra is orphaned today. He had been doing some great work, served the country for years and kept the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj alive in Maharashtra. The Mangeshkar family pays tribute to a soul extremely pure as Bal Thackeray. May his soul rest in peace.
Ram Gopal Varma(@RGVzoomin): Can’t ever forget the hug the real Sarkar gave me when he saw reel “Sarkar”. Balasaheb was a true epitome of power in every sense of the word.
Hema Malini(@dreamgirlhema): The battle is over and eternal life begins. I’m so sorry (for) the loss Shri Balasaheb’s family is enduring. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mahesh Bhatt(@MaheshNBhatt): Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. The memory of Bal Thackeray will live in the memory of we Mumbaikars forever.
Kabir Bedi(@iKabirBedi): My condolences to the entire family of Balasaheb Thackeray. He was certainly a major influence in the politics of Maharashtra.
Karan Johar(@kjohar25): Thoughts and prayers with the Thackeray family. RIP Balasaheb.
Madhur Bhandarkar(@mbhandarkar268): RIP Balasaheb. He lived with great conviction in his beliefs, which led him to be a great leader. Wish strength to his family! Balasaheb was outspoken and a sharp observer. He will deeply be missed.
Arjun Rampal(@rampalarjun): RIP Balasaheb, condolences to his family. Peace be with you and all your loved ones.
Neha Dhupia(@Neha_Dhupia): RIP Balasaheb. Prayers and strength for the family.
Aftab Shivdasani(@aftab_ps): Another legend passes away… let’s pray for the soul of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray. May the divine grant him peace. Om Sai Ram.