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17/03/2019 9:48 PM IST

Manohar Parrikar To Have A State Funeral, Centre Declares National Mourning On Monday

The national flag will fly at half mast at the national capital and all capitals of states and union territories on Monday.

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The Centre on Sunday announced national mourning on Monday in light of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s death. 

ANI reported that Parrikar will have a state funeral and national flags in all capitals of states and union territories will fly at half mast on Monday.

A four-term chief minister and former defence minister, Parrikar had been battling a pancreatic ailment since February 2018.

The BJP stalwart’s health, which has been fluctuating for over a year, took a turn for the worse in the past two days.

Sources said Parrikar was put on life support system late Saturday night.

“The chief minister died around 6.40 pm Sunday,” a senior state government official told PTI.

Parrikar is survived by his two sons and their families.

(With PTI inputs)