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U'khand govt announces one-day state mourning over Satyamitranand's demise

twitter-logoPTI | June 25, 2019 | Updated 18:15 IST

Dehradun, Jun 25 (PTI) The Uttarakhand government has announced a one-day state mourning on Wednesday to condole the demise of Swami Satyamitranand Giri Maharaj, a renowned seer, who passed away here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. According to the government order, the national flag on government buildings will be flown at half mast and no official entertainment programmes will be held. The 87-year-old head of Bharat Mata Janhit Trust was undergoing treatment for some time at a hospital here, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avadeshanand Giri Maharaj said. His 'samadhi' will be at Haridwar-based Raghav Kutir on Wednesday and several eminent people from the spiritual and political world are likely to attend the event. Condolences poured in from a number of religious and political leaders including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described his death as a big loss to the spiritual world. PTI ALM RHL RHL

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