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
#2 Neighbours Attacking India
#3 Slamming Indira Gandhi
#4 Even slamming his good friend Sharad Pawar
#5 On Corruption and Poverty
#6 On Miserable Price Rise and Increasing Poverty in 1964-65
#7 His take on Jawaharlal Nehru
#8 On the various problems India has been facing since years
#9 Took a dig on 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
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: