APJ Abdul Kalam's Death: Tamil Nadu to Observe Mourning for a Week

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APJ Abdul Kalam's Death: Tamil Nadu to Observe Mourning for a Week

File Photo: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam.


Chennai:  Tamil Nadu government has declared a seven-day state mourning from July 27-August 2, both days inclusive, as a mark of respect to former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

Quoting a union government decision in this regard, an official communication from the Chief Secretary said in Chennai that during the period, the national flag will fly half-mast on all government buildings throughout the state.

There will be no official entertainment, it said.

It said the state government expresses grief over the passing away of Dr Kalam.

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