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Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave dies

Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away on Thursday. He was 60.

Dave, a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2009, was sworn in as a minister with independent charge of environment, forest and climate change last year. He was born in Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh. He was unmarried.

“Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

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Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences.
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Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.
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“I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss.”