Bal Thackeray, Founder of India’s Shiv Sena, Dies at 86

Bal Thackeray, the founder of the Hindu fundamentalist Shiv Sena party based in Mumbai, died today at age 86.

Thackeray passed away at 3:30 p.m. Mumbai time, Shiv Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut said in televised comments.

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