19 November 2012 8:41 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Nov 19: The nightingale Lata Mangeshkar is profoundly shocked by the death of Bal Thackeray Saturday.

She said: "When Bala saheb was there, Maharashtra was there. When he's not there, there's nothing. No one can equal what he has done for Maharashtra. We needed him to be with us for many more years. Look at the kind of turn−out his illness invited at his home Matoshri. He had a knack for forging enduring relations with people. It's indeed a very rare gift he had."

She adds: "When I heard he was unwell I went to meet him Nov 4. When he saw me he said that he had travelled all his life and that he did not like. »


- Anita Agarwal

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