Rare pics: Bal Thackeray with Rajinikanth, MJ

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray breathed his last at the age of 86. Here are images from the life and times of the late leader.
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)

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