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Seven-day state mourning for Kalam's demise but no holiday

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July 28, 2015 09:23


Government has announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, however there will be no holiday. 

"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both days inclusive," an official statement said. 

However, all central government offices will remain open and no holiday has been declared.

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