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Saudi Arabia King's death: India declares Jan 24 as national day of mourning

India Blooms News Service | 24 Jan 2015, 05:20 am
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IBNS): Indian government on Friday announced that the country will be observing a day of national mourning on account of passing away of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

"His majesty king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, custodian of the two holy mosques, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has passed away. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day’s national mourning on 24.01.2015," the Indian government said in a statement.

"The national flag will be flown at half mast on 24.01.2015 throughout India and there will be no official entertainment on the day," it said.

Abdullah has died on Friday, reports said.

He was 90.

His brother Prince Salman has been named the new Saudi king, reports said.

Saudi Arabia King's death: India declares Jan 24 as national day of mourning

India Blooms News Service
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