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Bihar schools closed as mark of respect for Kalam

IANS  |  Patna 

Most schools, including government and private, remained closed on Tuesday as mark of respect to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday, an official said.

"The department has ordered closing of all schools in the state as mark of respect to the former president," department official R.K Mahajan said.

The schools have been closed following Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's directive to pay tribute to the former president.

Nitish Kumar said that Kalam was always concerned about Bihar's development, especially of the rural areas.

"was close to Kalam's heart," Nitish Kumar added.

First Published: Tue, July 28 2015. 11:12 IST