Bal Thackeray's health condition is improving steadily and he is responding well to the treatment, says Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai.
Addressing the assembled crowd and mediapersons outside Thackeray's Matoshree residence in suburban Bandra here, Desai said: "His condition is improving steadily. The improvement of Shiv Sena pramukh's health is a result of the prayers for him, and we hope he will be in better condition soon.
"Davaai ke saath dua ka bhi asar ho raha hai (Along with medicines, the good wishes are also helping his health)," he added.
Thackeray's son Uddhav earlier appealed to the people outside their residence to maintain calm.
"Balasaheb has strong will power. We will come out of this problem. Don't trust rumours. Make peace we are hopeful. You should be hopeful as well. Let's pray for Balasaheb," he said.
Meanwhile, veteran actor Manoj Kumar has just arrived here to meet the ailing Shiv Sena supremo.
Several prominent politicians like BJP's Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde and NCP's Sharad Pawar, Chairman of Videocon Industries Ltd. Venugopal Dhoot and Bajaj Auto Chairman Rahul Bajaj have visited the Thackeray home so far.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan along with father Salim and brother Arbaaz Khan, actor Nana Patekar and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also visited Thackeray's residence.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek were among Thackeray's late-night visitors yesterday. Actor Sanjay Dutt and his wife Manyata, also met Thackeray's family last night.