As per the information given by the official, the Karnataka government declared a three-day mourning in the state following the death of Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar.
“Three-day mourning and one-day state holiday (on Monday) will be observed in the state as an homage to Ananth Kumar who breathed his last this morning,” a statement from Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy’s office said.
All schools and state government offices across Karnataka will remain shut on Monday. “Central government offices in the city will also be closed,” state unit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson S. Shantaram told media.
Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader G. Parameshwara also condoled Kumar’s death.
“Extremely sad to hear the news of the demise of Ananth Kumar. He was without doubt one of the towering political talents of his generation — a sharp debater who used knowledge, experience and wit to wonderful effect. I express my condolences to his family and colleagues,” Parameshwara tweeted.