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Added on : 2019-06-10 15:07:25

Karnataka government declared one-day holiday and 3 days of mourning to pay respect to Girsh Karnad who passed away today.

"It will be a holiday today for one day for all government offices, schools and colleges due to the sudden demise of Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad. He will be cremated with state honours and there will be three days of mourning. It is also clarified that this is in accordance with the steps taken by the government when Jnanpith award winners have previously passed away", a statement from the CM office said. 

Following the news of his death, condolences poured in from across the country including from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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