"Sri Bala Saab Thackeray was a great leader and a father figure to many, including me. This is a great loss to all," Rajinikanth said in a handwritten note.
He further added, "My heartfelt condolences to all his family members and followers all over the world. My prayers for his soul to rest in peace at the feet of the Lord."
It may be recalled Rajinikanth had met Bal Thackeray in Mumbai during a promotional activity of his movie Endhiran - The Robot. The superstar visited Thackeray's house and had sought his blessings in the year 2010.