J&K announces three-days state mourning on demise of ex-Guv Jagmohan

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Jammu, May 4 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday announced three days of state mourning on the demise of former governor Jagmohan who breathed his last after a brief illness.

In a notification issued by the General Administration Department, Commissioner Secretary Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said the administration has decided to observe three days of state mourning from Tuesday to Thursday as a mark of respect to the former governor.

'The national flag shall fly at half-mast during the state mourning on all buildings and places where it is flown regularly. There shall be no official entertainment/function during the state mourning,' Dwivedi said in his notification.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the demise of the 93-year-old Jagmohan and said he was a great visionary, dynamic and effective administrator.

'Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri Jagmohan Ji, Former governor of J&K. He was a great visionary, dynamic and effective administrator. Jagmohan Ji will be remembered for his great contributions, reforms in J&K and untiring efforts to serve the society,' the office of the LG said in a tweet The Lt Governor expressed his deepest condolences to the family, friends and admirers of the deceased leader and also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. PTI TAS AB AAR AAR