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The Assam government has declared a half-holiday on Thursday as a mark of respect to former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who died due to post-COVID complications on Monday.
Gogoi's mortal remains will be cremated here on Thursday.
"The state government has declared a half-holiday from 1 pm on the day of cremation", a notification issued by the General Administration Department on Wednesday stated.
During this period, all state government offices, public sector undertakings, corporations, boards and educational institutions will remain closed.
The state government, in the notification, also expressed its profound sorrow at the demise of the 84-year old former chief minister, who led the Congress government for three successive terms in office since 2001. (PTI)