Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's body has begun it's last journey from Matoshree, his Bandra home, to Shivaji Park. He died at the age of 86 yesterday.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral pyre was lit by his son Uddhav Thackeray. The funeral procession reached Shivaji Park this evening after travelling through parts of Central Mumbai for at least eight hours.
Bal Thackeray's funeral pyre was lit amidst nearly two lakh people chanting slogans in his name and prayer songs.
Uddhav Thackeray conducted his father's last rites.
A 21-gun-Salute was fired before Mr Thackeray's funeral pyre was lit.
Seen here, Uddhav Thackeray preparing for his father's last rites.
A little before the funeral pyre was lit, Bal Thackeray's estranged nephew Raj Thackeray was seen crying.
Political leaders cutting across party lines were present at Shivaji Park to pay respects to Bal Thackeray.
Also sitting in the VIP enclosure were Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Ambani.
Mr Thackeray's body was wrapped in the Indian flag till it reached Shivaji Park for cremation.
Over two lakh people were at the Shivaji Park grounds. It's the first time that someone has beeen cremated here. Shivaji Park is known for locals including Sachin Tendulkar playing cricket matches here.
Thousands of followers around the pyre of Mr Thackeray.
Cousins Uddhav and Raj Thackeray at the funeral. Also seen are Aditya and Tejas, Bal Thackeray's grandsons.
Uddhav and Raj in deep conversation.
Bal Thackeray was cremated on a specially built funeral pyre at Shivaji Park.
Bal Thackeray's son and political heir Uddhav and his family accompanied his father's body.
Bal Thackeray's nephew Raj with the funeral procession. Raj Thackeray broke away from the Shiv Sena to form his own party, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, in 2006, leaving the Thackeray family deeply divided.
Bal Thackeray's grandson Aditya with his father Uddhav. Aditya is head of the Shiv Sena's youth wing.
Lakhs of people gathered along the roads of the funeral procession to bid adieu to the late leader.
Rashmi, wife of Sena executive president and Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav, seen here at the funeral.
Mr Thackeray's body was taken to Shivaji Park in this flower-decorated open truck.
Mr Thackeray died after a prolonged illness. He was put on life support on late Wednesday night.
Security was beefed up across Maharashtra, particularly in Mumbai, where 48,000 policemen were deployed to keep vigil during the funeral.
The statue of Meena Tai, Bal Thackeray's late wife, adorned with flowers.
The decorated open truck at Matoshree, before the funeral procession began.
The crowds on Sunday morning at and around Shivaji Park. Both Uddhav and Raj Thackeray had appealed to Mumbaikars to maintain peace and calm.
Earlier in the day, food was distributed at Shivaji Park especially for police personnel who were stationed there since yesterday.
Lakhs of people converged on Mumbai roads and walked alongside the funeral procession.
Taxis and autos stayed off Mumbai roads, and shops mostly remained shut.