Balasaheb Thackeray had a special love and affection for Thane

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray who passed away in Mumbai, had a special love and affection for Thane city, which gave his party a political fillip in the mid-1960s, when it had just been established.

He `exempted` me from the riots: An encounter with Bal Thackeray

Getting an appointment with Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was akin to climbing Mt Everest.