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: Former Union Minister and Congress MP K.H. Muniyappa pays his last respects to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital due to multiple organ failure, at his residence and home-office at Basavangudi in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala pays his last respects to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital due to multiple organ failure, at his residence and home-office at Basavangudi in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala pays his last respects to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital due to multiple organ failure, at his residence and home-office at Basavangudi in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: The national flag flies at half-mast at Vidhana Soudha during a three-day mourning across Karnataka and one-day public holiday declared by the state government as a mark of respect to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital due to multiple organ failure, in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: The national flag flies at half-mast at Vidhana Soudha during a three-day mourning across Karnataka and one-day public holiday declared by the state government as a mark of respect to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar who passed away at a private hospital due to multiple organ failure, in Bengaluru on Nov 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Central government on Monday announced that the National Flag would fly at half mast throughout the country in honour of 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 the National Flag will fly at half mast throughout the country today," a Union Home Ministry statement said.
The Central government has also decided that the National Flag will be flown at half mast on the day of funeral at the place where it takes place.
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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