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Nepal observing a 1-day public holiday to mourn Satya Mohan Joshi’s death

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba drapes the national flag on Satya Mohan Joshi's body, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Photo: Aryan Dhimal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba drapes the national flag on Satya Mohan Joshi’s body, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, October 16

The government is deciding to observe a one-day public holiday to mourn historian and culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi’s death.

Polymath Joshi, 103, breathed his last at KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, in Lalitpur, on Sunday morning.

As a symbol of state honour, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has draped the national flag on Joshi’s body to offer the final tribute.

Culture and Tourism Minister Jeevan Ram Shrestha says the government will declare a public holiday to observe the mourning. The actual announcement, however, is still awaited.

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