Balasaheb Thackeray has always been known for his fiery speeches and direct attack on fellow politicians. He has always been blamed for inciting violence against Muslims during the 1992-93 Bombay Riots. But, what most people might not know is, apart from being a dominant ruler in politics, Balasaheb Thackeray was also an artist. Yes, you read it correct, “An Artist”. Very few people know that Balasaheb, used to create amazing caricatures. Being inclined towards politics ever since he was a young man, most of his caricatures were political. But, his command over this art was commendable.

On his 92nd birthday, we highlight some of his incredible artwork, which displays a high-level of expertise and command over this amazing art.

#1 The Marathi Manus Stand

The Marathi Manus Stand

#2 Neighbours Attacking India

Neighbours attacks India

#3 Slamming Indira Gandhi

Slamming Indira Gandhi

#4 Even slamming his good friend Sharad Pawar

On his Friend Sharad Pawar

#5 On Corruption and Poverty

On Corruption and poverty

#6 On Miserable Price Rise and Increasing Poverty in 1964-65

Price Rise and Increasing Poverty in 1964-65

#7 His take on Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru Caricature by Balasaheb Thackeray

#8 On the various problems India has been facing since years

Caricature on the problems India has been facing

#9 Took a dig on Indira Gandhi’s “Garibi Hatao” Slogan

Balasaheb taking a dig at Indira Gandhi's Garibi Hatao Slogan

#10 Lastly, the state of Congress after losing in 9 states soon after Indira Gandhi assumed power at the centre

Congress losing in 9 states of India

I hope you liked this side of Balasaheb. We all love him for what he was and will continue to love him even though he is not amongst us, he lives with us in spirit. Balasaheb had a vision and wanted to see the nation’s progress, hope we give him the best tribute by making his dream come true someday.

Here’s a small tribute to the fearless tiger India has ever seen:

Happy Birthday Balasaheb Thackeray!