Punjab Govt declares two-day mourning
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 07, 2010, 21:07
Chandigarh: Punjab Government has declared a two-day mourning beginning on Sunday as a mark of respect to Siddhartha Shankar Ray, a former state governor, who passed away at Kolkata after a protracted illness.

The national flag would fly half mast over all the public buildings and no official entertainment programmes would be held during these days in the state, an official spokesperson said here.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also expressed his sorrow over Ray's demise. In his condolence message issued here, Hooda said that Ray was a multi-faceted personality.

"The country has lost a great parliamentarian, seasoned politician and an able administrator," he said.

Similarly, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh also condoled the demise of the former state governor.

"Ray remained the Governor of Punjab during the peak of terrorism. He administered the affairs of the state very well against all odds," Singh said.

People of Punjab in particular will always remember him for what he did for the state to bring it out of that dark period of terrorism, he noted.


First Published: Sunday, November 07, 2010, 21:07

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