Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ

Bal Thackeray, in his distinctive orange clothing, pictured with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. Mr Thackeray died of a prolonged illness at home in Mumbai on November 17 aged 86. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Surely the rarest of rare photos: Bal Thackeray, his grandson Aditya and other children with pop star Michael Jackson who visited Matoshree in 1996. MJ died in 2009. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray shares a light moment with veteran actor Dilip Kumar while Hollywood actor Steven Seagal looks on at a function. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the mahurat shot of a television serial in November 1998.(Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Amitabh Bachchan and Bal Thackeray during the launch of Umeed, a music album by grandson Aditya Thackeray. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with Madhuri Dixit on the 70th death anniversary of Dinanath Mangeshkar at Shanmukhananda Hall on May 4, 2012. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with actress Karishma Kapoor. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Mr Thackeray with BJP's Lal Krishna Advani and then Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi in 1999. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Mr Thackeray with L K Advani and late Pramod Mahajan.(Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Uddhav looks on as Bal Thackeray tries his hand at a camera (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Three Thackeray generations make their first public appearance together at the Shiv Sena Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park on October 17, 2010. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
A Shiv Sena supporter touches Bal Thackeray's feet. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
The Shiv Sena supremo is flanked by people in this undated picture. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
A cut-out of Bal Thackeray during an election season Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Mr Thackeray with a jovial Manohar Joshi, a smiling Uddhav, thoughtful Narayan Rane and a young, jeans-clad Raj Thackeray.(Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Mr Thackeray with his cigar (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Laxmi Gaud Kamble, a sand artist, prepared this portrait at Juhu Chowpatty to pay tribute to Thackeray on the occasion of his 86th birthday (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
A file pic of Mr Thackeray celebrating his 72nd birthday. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Paper tigers: Former cartoonist Mr Thackeray with veteran cartoonist RK Laxman. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray, often called Tiger, poses with a poster of a four legged tiger. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Mr Thackeray with then Governor P.C. Alexander (left), Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray at Shivalay at Nariman Point after its renovation. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with his son Uddhav at a function in 1997. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Mr Thackeray with social activist Anna Hazare. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
A Shiv Sainik touches Bal Thackeray's feet on Guru Purnima at Matoshree. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with son Uddhav (left) and nephew Raj (right) at the Shiv Sena rally on the eve of Dussehra at Shivaji Park. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ
Bal Thackeray with grandson Aditya and son Uddhav on his 86th birthday at Matoshree, Bandra earlier this year. (Image Courtesy: Mid-Day.com)
Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ

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