Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away at 60

| Updated: May 18, 2017 15:42 IST

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away on Thursday at the age of 60. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his shock over the sudden death, stating it as a personal loss. "Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences. Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment. I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss," he tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/865059021308411904">18 May 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member, Dave represented Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha since 2009. Further details are awaited. (ANI)
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