Indian Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away in New Delhi on Thursday morning. He was 60.
Dave had not been keeping well for the last few months.He complained of uneasiness at his home in the morning and was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciencs where he died, quoting official sources, Times of India reports.
He minister was in meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as late as last evening, the latter tweeted, calling him "a devoted public servant". Several Central and state politicians also expressed their condolences.
"I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss," the Indian PM said. "Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment," the Modi added.
Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.
Dave took charge as Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), in New Delhi on July 6, 2016. He hailed from Madhya Pradesh.
The minister was elected to the Rajya Sabha in August 2009. At the time, he was appointed member, Committee on Water Resources. He was also on the consultative committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. From March to June 2010, Dave was a member of the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.