Noted music composer and brother of Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar today joined the Shiv Sena.
"Mangeshkar met Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at his residence 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra and formally joined the party," Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe said.
71-year-old Mangeshkar is the brother of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. He is the latest in series of artists who have joined the Sena.
Recently, Marathi TV host Aadesh Bandekar and Indian Idol fame Abhijeet Sawant joined the Shiv Sena. Bandekar has been fielded by the Sena from Mahim Assembly constituency for the October 13 election.