PANAJI: The Goa government has announced a two-day state mourning on April 26 and April 27 to pay respects to the former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Parkash Singh Badal.
National flags will be flown at half-mast on all government buildings, and no official entertainment will take place during the mourning period.
“On the days of mourning, the national flag will be flown half-mast on all buildings where the national flag is flown regularly, and there will be no official entertainment on these two days,” the communication said.
Badal died in the ICU of the Fortis Hospital in Mohali at the age of 95. He is survived by his wife, Surinder Kaur Badal, son Sukhbir Singh Badal, and daughter-in-law, Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, “Saddened to learn about the demise of former Chief Minister of Punjab and senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal Shri. Prakash Singh Badal Ji.”
Sawant said that his vision and ideals have immensely contributed to the development of Punjab. My deepest condolences to the family. May God bestow Sadgati to the departed soul. Om Shanti.