In pics: Bal Thackeray's final journey

Politics | | November 18, 2012, 10:18 am
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People gather at Shivaji park to pay their last respects to Bal Thackeray.

People gather at Shivaji park to pay their last respects to Bal Thackeray.

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Bal Thackeray's body, covered with the national flag, placed on the hearse.

Bal Thackeray's body, covered with the national flag, placed on the hearse.

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Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's body brought out of Matoshree wrapped in saffron-coloured party flag.

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's body brought out of Matoshree wrapped in saffron-coloured party flag.

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Balasaheb Thackerays body being taken in a procession from his residence Matoshri to Shiv Theerth at Dadar.

Balasaheb Thackerays body being taken in a procession from his residence Matoshri to Shiv Theerth at Dadar.

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Family members and Sena supporters attend Bal Thackeray's funeral in Mumbai.

Family members and Sena supporters attend Bal Thackeray's funeral in Mumbai.

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Uddhav Thackeray performing rituals during the cremation of Bal Thackeray.

Uddhav Thackeray performing rituals during the cremation of Bal Thackeray.

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Uddhav Thackeray performs the last rites of his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

Uddhav Thackeray performs the last rites of his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

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Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray performing the last rites of Bal Thackeray.

Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray performing the last rites of Bal Thackeray.

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Uddhav Thackeray performs the last rites of his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

Uddhav Thackeray performs the last rites of his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

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Uddhav Thackeray pays last tribute to his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park during his funeral in Mumbai.

Uddhav Thackeray pays last tribute to his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park during his funeral in Mumbai.

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Last salute being offered to Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray by Mumbai Police.

Last salute being offered to Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray by Mumbai Police.

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A cut out of Bal Thackeray, is displayed as people attend his cremation in Mumbai.

A cut out of Bal Thackeray, is displayed as people attend his cremation in Mumbai.

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MNS Chief Raj Thackerey broke down during the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

MNS Chief Raj Thackerey broke down during the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

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Senior leaders of various parties attend funeral of Bal Thackeray.

Senior leaders of various parties attend funeral of Bal Thackeray.

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Senior leaders of various parties attend funeral of Bal Thackeray.

Senior leaders of various parties attend funeral of Bal Thackeray.

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Maharshtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, BJP President, Nitin Gadkari and NCP leader Sharad Pawar during funeral of Bal Thackeray.

Maharshtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, BJP President, Nitin Gadkari and NCP leader Sharad Pawar during funeral of Bal Thackeray.

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Markets remained closed on Sunday to mourn the death of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray.

Markets remained closed on Sunday to mourn the death of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray.

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Udhav Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray carries flowers past his body during his funeral in Mumbai.

Udhav Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray carries flowers past his body during his funeral in Mumbai.

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Udhav Thackeray gestures next to his father's body during his funeral in Mumbai.

Udhav Thackeray gestures next to his father's body during his funeral in Mumbai.

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Mourners react as the body of Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray is carried past during his funeral in Mumbai.

Mourners react as the body of Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray is carried past during his funeral in Mumbai.

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People pay their last respects to Bal Thackeray outside Matoshree in Mumbai.

People pay their last respects to Bal Thackeray outside Matoshree in Mumbai.

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Mourners walk beside a truck carrying the body of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai.

Mourners walk beside a truck carrying the body of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray during his funeral in Mumbai.

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Mourners carry a poster of Bal Thackeray with the words 'long live' during his funeral in Mumbai.

Mourners carry a poster of Bal Thackeray with the words 'long live' during his funeral in Mumbai.

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Hundreds of thousands of supporters filled the streets of Mumbai for the funeral of Bal Thackeray.

Hundreds of thousands of supporters filled the streets of Mumbai for the funeral of Bal Thackeray.

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Son Uddhav Thackeray and grandson Aditya accompany the hearse carrying Bal Thackeray's body.

Son Uddhav Thackeray and grandson Aditya accompany the hearse carrying Bal Thackeray's body.

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Thousands of people gather to pay their last respects to Bal Thackeray.

Thousands of people gather to pay their last respects to Bal Thackeray.

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A sea of supporters wait to catch a glimpse of their leader Bal Thackeray.

A sea of supporters wait to catch a glimpse of their leader Bal Thackeray.

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Preparations in full swing for the last rites of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

Preparations in full swing for the last rites of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.