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    Hindu nationalist leader Bal Thackeray dies

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    One of India's most controversial right-wing Hindu leaders has died.

    Bal Thackeray was 86-years-old and had been ill for some time.

    Thackeray was hailed as a straight-talker by his supporters but branded a demagogue by many others.

    Al Jazeera's Akbar Wajahat reports.