The asthikalu (funeral ash) of Balasaheb Thackeray were received by a large number of BJP activists and other associations in Hyderabad this evening. His ashes were carried from Mumbai to Hyderabad in train from where a vehicle with a life size portrait of Thackeray decorated with full of flowers carried the ashes and headed towards Vijayawada. In Vijayawada, his ashes would be immersed in River Krishna.
At around 4.30 pm as the vehicle passed through busy Panjagutta centre in Hyderabad, people who were busy in their works ceased all action and gazed at the vehicle and the life size portrait as a silent tribute to the legendary leader. Bal Thackeray's family members nodded for Shivsena activists' demand to pay last respects to their leader grandly since they couldn't have final glimpse of the leader. Accordingly, his ashes were sent to different holy places to immerse in holy rivers.