The late Meena Thackeray was Bal Thackeray's wife. She succumbed to a heart attack in September 1995.
Almost a year later, he lost his eldest son Bindumadhav Thackeray in a road accident in April 1996.
Two sons survive - Jaidev Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray (his anointed heir).
Besides his famous nephew Raj, Balasaheb also has many grand-children, the most notable among them being Uddhav's son Aditya Thackeray, a 'poet' and 'lyricist' who seems keen to carry his grandfather's legacy forward.
In Picture: Bal Thackeray (2L) son Udhav Thackeray (C) and grandson Aditya Thackeray (R) prepare to cast their votes for State Assembly Elections at Navjivan Municipal School in Mumbai on October 13, 2009.
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