Centre declares one-day State mourning tomorrow following death of Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said

Following the death of Oman's Sultan on 10 January, the MHA announced that the national flag will be flown at half mast throughout India on the day of mourning to be observed on Monday

Press Trust of India January 12, 2020 18:16:51 IST
Centre declares one-day State mourning tomorrow following death of Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
  • The government has declared one-day state mourning on Monday in view of the demise of the Sultan of Oman, the home ministry announced on Sunday

  • Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said passed away on 10 January at the age of 79.

  • The ministry has also sent a communication to all states and Union Territories in this regard.

New Delhi: The government has declared one-day State mourning on Monday in view of the demise of the Sultan of Oman, the home ministry announced on Sunday.

Centre declares oneday State mourning tomorrow following death of Omans Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said

File photo, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman. AP

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said passed away on 10 January at the age of 79.

"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the government of India has decided that there will be one day's State mourning on 13 January throughout India.The national flag will be flown at half mast throughout India on the day of mourning and there will be no official entertainment on that day," a home ministry spokesperson said.

The ministry has also sent a communication to all states and Union Territories in this regard.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the demise of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, describing him as a beacon of peace for the region.

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