Shiva Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, who died of respiratory problems and pancreatic disease at his residence in Mumbai on Saturday, was the most influential person in Maharashtra. His life and works not only inspired Marathi people, but also people in other parts of the country were fond of him. Several filmmakers and star in Tollywood were influenced by him. His sudden death has shocked many in Telugu film industry.
Soon after the news about Bal Thackeray's death broke, several Tollywood stars took to Twitter to offer their condolences to his family and followers. The first among them was Ram Gopal Varma, who has done his Hindi movie Sarkar. RGV tweeted, "can't evr forget the hug the real Sarkar gave me when he saw reel Sarkar...Bala saab was a true epitome of power in every sense of the word."
Meher Ramesh: Rest in Peace .."Balthakrey Saab" aka Sarkaar.
Harish Shankar: A True Sarkar.... RIP Bala Saheb thakery.
Khushboo: Grew up in mumbai n have heard great stories about Bal Thackrey saheb..Mumbai will never be the same without Thacrey saheb #RIP Balasaheb.
Manchu Vishnu: A Lion died today.
Priya Mani: R.I.P Mr Bal Thackeray!!!!
Jeeva: With deepest sympathies on the demise of a great leader... RIP Bal Thackeray Saab... Jiiva.
BVS Ravi: #Balasaheb an icon that India remembers for ever. A leader with grit.
Ranganathan Madhavan: Rip BalaSaheb Bal Thackeray. The mighty Tiger bids farewell.