Hello Mr. Thackeray
You may not be knowing me because you are a famous person and I am a common (very very common) person. Because you are famous, I have been reading about you. After reading about your past, you know I felt a certain bonding with you and hence this letter!
We have so many similarities!
We both were born in Madhya Pradesh. You were born in Dewas & my birthplace is Indore. You remember Indore? Hardly a half an hour drive from your Dewas. Even our Lata Mangeshkar has her roots in MP! Nice to know naa? We all have childhood memories in Madhya Pradesh.
Another (if you choose to call it a) similarity is – you are a Marathi born in MP, and I am a Bengali born in MP.
You can speak, read and write Marathi & Hindi, & I can also speak, read and write bangla & hindi.
You are now settled in Mumbai & I am settled in Delhi.
We are both Indians and we are both human-beings too. So many similarities we have!
Beyond this I don’t know what happened, I remained a simple common citizen of India and you went on to become a big politician. So big that your Maharashtra became bigger than India for you. You are doing so much for the maharashtrians that the educated maharashtrian community spread all over the country are feeling ashamed! They all thought they were proud Indians. Now they are getting somewhat confused. All the maharashtrians I know closely are so warm and adapting. Many of my Maharashtrian friends who fluently speak Marathi and hindi, have picked up bangla from me & I know they equally respect other languages too. They respect all the cultures. They are global citizens. Then what is the problem with you? Are you trying to become the Taliban of India? Do you think Mumbai can retain the same respect it has earned till now, if everyone other than maharashtrians is thrown out of the state?
Mr. Thackeray, we all love Mumbai and would definitely love to see it shine brightly on the world map. Mumbai belongs to the country and not just you. So please spare this beautiful cosmopolitan city and relieve our maharashtrians friends!
Hello Mr Thackeray
Hello Mr. Thackeray