Bal Keshav Thackeray  was born on 23rd January 1926 in Pune, Maharashtra. His followers affectioately called him ‘Hindu Hruday Samrat’. Bal Thackeray, son of social activist Keshav Thakeray, was highly influenced by his father's t...

Bal Keshav Thackeray  was born on 23rd January 1926 in Pune, Maharashtra. His followers affectioately called him ‘Hindu Hruday Samrat’. Bal Thackeray, son of social activist Keshav Thakeray, was highly influenced by his father's thoughts on Maharashtra becoming a complete Marathi speaking state with Mumbai as its capital. He began his career as a cartoonist with 'The Free Press Journal' in Mumbai. In 1960, he formed his own political weekly 'Marmik'. Thackeray, a pro-marathi, voiced his thoughts against the growing influence of non-Marathis in Mumbai, through Marmik. He gradually rose to popularity and founded "Shiv Sena" in 1966. BalaSaheb Thackeray, Hindu Hriday Samrat (emperor of the Hindu hearts), the Tiger, are the titles given to Bal Thackeray by his admirers and supporters. He was also the founder and editor of Marathi-language newspaper Saamana, launched on January 23 1988. Balasaheb never hesitated in speaking his mind publicly. He played an important role in both regional as well as  national politics. Here we list some of his lesser known political opinions.