Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Dies

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Dies

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Dies

NEW DELHI: Environment Minister Anil Dave has died at 60.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was “absolutely shocked” and described Mr Dave’s death as a “personal loss”. He wrote, “I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues.”

The prime minister also said Mr Dave would be remembered as a devoted public servant and was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.

Mr Dave, who had a longtime association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), was appointed Environment Minister last year.

He was a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh.

He was a member of various committees in parliament and was also in the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.

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