Nashik: Noted historian Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare has lauded Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for announcing to set up Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray's memorial here.
The memorial will be developed by Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), which is currently ruled by the MNS.
"Raj Thackeray is not only a politician but also a good artist. Hence, the memorial which will be built under his supervision will be a source of inspiration for not only our state but for the entire country," Purandare said here yesterday.
Purandare had accompanied Thackeray on Monday in the city during their visit to the memorial site.
Mayor Ashok Murtdak, NMC officials and MNS corporators were present.
Thackeray had earlier this year had announced to set up a memorial for Balasaheb Thackeray.