Women mourning Bal Thackeray in Mumbai park
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Bal Thackeray funeral: Crowds gather to mourn politician

18 November 2012 Last updated at 17:21 GMT

Massive crowds have gathered in the Indian city of Mumbai as the body of politician Bal Thackeray was cremated, following his death on Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners filled the streets to see his body, still wearing his trademark sunglasses, and draped in an Indian flag, be driven past during the funeral procession.

Yogita Limaye reports from Mumbai.