Indian firebrand Thackeray dies
- Published: 17 Nov 2012 at 19.42
- Online news:
MUMBAI: Indian firebrand nationalist politician Bal Thackeray, who founded the right-wing Hindu party Shiv Sena, died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest, his doctor said.
Thackeray, 86, has "breathed his last", physician Jalil Parkar told a huge crowd assembled outside the veteran politician's house in Mumbai.
Thackeray, regarded as one of India's most divisive politicians, had been placed on a ventilator earlier after his health deteriorated sharply, and Parkar said attempts to revive him after he suffered a cardiac arrest failed.
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