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Shri Modi expresses grief over the passing away of Shiv Sena stalwart Shri Balasaheb Thackeray 

His passing away is the end of an era. He was a great cartoonist, an independent minded journalist and made a mark for himself in the politics of India: Shri Modi 

Balasaheb kept himself away from the trappings of power and as a Sangathak created a mass movement: Shri Modi 

Shri Balasaheb’s demise is a personal loss for me. I have lost a guide: Shri Modi 

On Twitter Shri Modi wrote- Full of life, Balasaheb Thackeray was an epitome of courage & valour. I am grieved to hear about his demise. May his soul rest in peace.

Shri Narendra Modi has expressed his deep condolences on the passing away of Shiv Sena stalwart Shri Balasaheb Thackeray, who breathed his final breath on the afternoon of Saturday 17th November 2012 after a prolonged illness.

Shri Modi said that for the past few days the entire nation has been praying for the good health of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray and he fought like a true warrior for his life but finally we had to loose Balasaheb.

The Chief Minister termed his passing away as the end of an era. He said Shri Balasaheb Thackeray was a great cartoonist, an independent minded journalist and made a mark for himself in the politics of India on the basis of his thoughts.

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Shri Modi stated that Shri Balasaheb Thackeray kept himself away from the trappings of power and as a Sangathak created a mass movement and political party. He added that for Shri Balasaheb Thackeray there was no compromise on patriotism or love of the nation and that we have lost a true lover of India.

He said that Shri Balasaheb Thackeray’s loss is as much a personal loss for him. Shri Modi declared that Balasaheb has great love for him and he has lost a guide in the passing away of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray.

The Chief Minister expressed his prayers that God give strength to the Thackeray family in this hour of grief.

Earlier, Shri Modi Tweeted, Full of life, Balasaheb Thackeray was an epitome of courage & valour. I am grieved to hear about his demise. May his soul rest in peace.” 

Shri Modi will be visiting Mumbai to pay his tributes to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray on Sunday 18th November 2012.

Shri Balasaheb Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena in 1966 and since then has been a major figure in the politics of India. His demise will surely be hard to fill.

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