Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has condoled the demise of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray saying the country has lost a great leader.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder-president of the Shiv Sena. The nation and the state of Maharashtra have lost a great leader, whose robust patriotism matched his soaring popularity.
"His clear thinking, inspiring oratory and commitment to cause endeared him to the masses," Ambani said in a statement here today.
Thackeray, who had been critically ill for last few days, passed away yesterday afternoon at his residence `Matoshree` in suburban Bandra.