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Bal Thackeray, Hindu leader and Shiv Sena founder, dies

Hindu fundamentalist politician Bal Thackeray, the founder of the right-wing Shiv Sena party, has died in Mumbai at the age of 86.

Mr Thackeray was blamed for inciting tensions between Hindu and Muslim communities during the 1993 Mumbai riots in which about 900 people died.

The BBC's Yogita Limaye said Mumbai is preparing for a "major funeral".

  • 17 Nov 2012