Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave has died. He was 60. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his shock at the sudden demise of his cabinet colleague.
In a series of tweets, Modi said, “Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences. I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss. Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.”
Dave was along time member of the RSS. A member of the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh, he was appointed in the cabinet by Modi last year.
Dave also sat on many parliamentary committees including Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.
His cabinet colleagues too took to Twitter to pay their condolences on his death.
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “Deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden demise of my dear colleague,Anil Madhav Dave ji.My sincere condolences.”
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu said, “Shocked and extremely sad to know the sudden demise of my colleague Sri Anil Madhav Dave, Environment Minister.My heartfelt condolences.”
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