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Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray is the founder and supremo of the political party Shiv Sena in India. He was born on January 23, 1927.

He started his career as a cartoonist in the Free Press Journal, Mumbai. His cartoons were also published in the Sunday edition of The New York Times.

He likes to refer to himself as a hardcore nationalist. He formed the Shiv Sena. People of the Shiv Sena and some others refer to him as Hindu Hridaysamrat (Ruler of the heart of the Hindu).