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Bal Thackeray's ashes immersed in TN Sea

Posted on Nov 28, 10:44AM | UNI

The ashes of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray were immersed at the holy 'Agni Theertham' (Sea) in the sacred Island of Rameswaram, today.

Thackeray passed away on November 17.

The 'asthi kalasam' (urn containing ashes) of Thackeray, who lorded over Maharashtra for more than four decades was brought in a vehicle with his portrait decorated with full of flowers from Chennai.

Tamil Maanila Shiv Sena's State President R.Kumara Raja and other party functionaries immersed the ashes in the sea, this afternoon after performing rituals as per Hindu religious traditions.

Earlier, a large number of people from all walks of life paid their tributes to the late leader.

Kumara Raja said Thackeray wished to visit Rameswaram to have a darshan at the historic 'Sri Ramanatha Swamy' temple atleast once during his lifetime. However, the legendary leader could not fulfill his desire. After his demise, his family members had sent 21 urns containing the ashes of Thackeray to different parts of the country, including Rameswaram to immerse in holy places.