National Flag at half mast in Ananth Kumar's honour

National Flag at half mast in Ananth Kumar's honour

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Bengaluru: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. He was 59. (File Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. He was 59. (File Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. He was 59. (File Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Centre on Monday announced to fly the National Flag at half mast throughout the country to honour late Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar who died earlier in the day in Bengaluru.
"Following the unfortunate demise of Ananth Kumar, it has been decided that National Flag will fly at half mast throughout the country today," a Union Home Ministry statement said.
As a mark of respect, a state funeral will be accorded, it added.
Kumar, 59, died at 3 a.m. at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment for cancer.
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