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Karnataka declares 3-day mourning after S Bangarappa's death

Monday, 26 December 2011 - 1:05pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: PTI
The Karnataka government declared a holiday today and a three-day mourning as a mark of respect to former Chief Minister S Bangarappa, who died early this morning at a private hospital here.

The Karnataka government declared a holiday today and a three-day mourning as a mark of respect to former Chief Minister S Bangarappa, who died early this morning at a private hospital here.

Speaking to reporters after paying floral tributes to the departed leader, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said that the last rites would be performed at Bangarappa's native village Kabatur in Shimoga district tomorrow with full state honours.

"The government has declared a holiday in Shimoga district tomorrow also to facilitate peope to participate in the funeral of Bangarappa," he said.

Gowda also recalled Bangarappa's services to the state and his concern for the welfare of the people.




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