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Government Declares One-Day State Mourning for Former Mauritian President Anerood Jugnauth | India News


NEW DELHI: The government declared Saturday a day of state mourning as a show of respect for the former president of Mauricio Anerood Jugnauth, who died Thursday.
A statement from the Home Office said that the national flag will be at half mast on the day of mourning across India on all buildings where the tricolor is regularly flown, and that there will be no official entertainment.
Out of respect for the deceased dignitary, the Indian government has decided that there will be a state mourning day on Saturday across India, the statement said.
Jugnauth was also Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Jugnauth, who was awarded India’s second highest civilian honor, Padma Vibhushan, as a statesman who was the architect of modern Mauritius.
“A proud Pravasi Bharatiya, he helped forge the special bilateral relationship that will benefit from his legacy,” Modi said.

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