Ananth Kumar’s demise: Karnataka govt declares 3-day state mourning

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Bengaluru, November 12:- The Karnataka government has declared a three-day state mourning till November 14 as a mark of respect to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who died early in the morning on Monday.

The government also declared a holiday today as a mark of respect to Kumar, who died at the age of 59. “His last rites would be performed with full government honour,” an official release from the state government said.

Kumar died at a private hospital in Bengaluru at around 2 am this morning. He was being treated for lung cancer for several months.

The government notification said that there would be no official programmes held during the state mourning. The national flag would fly at half mast on all government buildings, it said. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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