Karnataka declares holiday, 3-day mourning for Girish Karnad

Karnad, 81, died at his residence in the city centre earlier in the day due to multi-organ failure.

Published: 10th June 2019 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2019 03:00 PM   |  A+A-

Veteran actor, writer Girish Karnad passes away at 81. (File Photo | EPS)

By IANS

BENGALURU: Karnataka has declared a holiday for schools, colleges and government offices in the state on Monday and three-day mourning till Wednesday, as a mark of respect to Jnanpith awardee, multi-lingual actor and noted writer Girish Karnad, who died here earlier in the day, an official said.

"The state government has declared holiday for all schools, colleges and offices for the day (Monday) and three-day mourning till June 12 as a mark of respect to Karnad," the official of the Chief Minister's Office told IANS.

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The proposed Cabinet expansion on Wednesday is likely to be postponed to a later date due, he added.

Karnad, 81, died at his residence in the city centre earlier in the day due to multi-organ failure.

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  • Kuldip chaku

    Wow! For three days all will have free time bashing Hindus and demonizing hinduism.he may even get a Bharat Ratna in future.
    15 days ago reply
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