Bal Thackeray's son and Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday immersed the ashes of the late party supremo in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
Thackeray´s family had gathered at the Gateway of India here to immerse his ashes.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief and Thackeray´s nephew Raj Thackeray was present while the ritual was being carried out.
The MNS has reportedly objected to Shiv Sena members´ demand that a memorial be built in honour of Thackeray at Shivaji Park here.
Uddhav Thackeray earlier urged people not to create a ´controversy´ on the issue of creating a memorial of Thackeray at Shivaji Park, where the leader was cremated last Sunday.
Uddhav said in a statement, "Our family is grappling with a colossal tragedy. This is not the time to create any controversy on a memorial for the Shiv Sena chief."
"I appeal to you with folded hands - kindly help us to remain calm in this tragic time. Those attempting to rake up any controversy should understand our predicament," Uddhav said.