Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away at 60

Radhika Dhawad | May 18, 2017 11:16

Anil Madhav Dave
Anil Madhav Dave (Photo source: Anil Madhav Dave’s twitter account)

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, 60, passed away today (on Thursday, May 18). Dave, who was a Rajya Sabha (from BJP) member from Madhya Pradesh, was also a member of various committees in Parliament. He was a part of the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted, “Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences.” He further tweeted, “Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.”

Dave was born in Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh, who was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since his childhood. Dave was also an advisor to then Madhya Pradesh CM Uma Bharti in 2004.