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Anil Madhav Dave, Environment Minister, no more

18 May 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave dead

Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave breathed his last on May 18. He was 60.

The minister, member of the Rajya Sabha since 2009, was sworn in last year in the environment, forest and climate change department.

The night before his death, he was with PM Narendra Modi, discussing policy issues.

Dave, hailing from Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh, was unmarried.

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18 May 2017Anil Madhav Dave, Environment Minister, no more

Dave had been ill since January

The reason for his death was not immediately known. However, Dave had been weak since January, when he was diagnosed with pneumonia. According to sources, he had never fully recovered.
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'This demise is a personal loss', says Modi

Tribute'This demise is a personal loss', says Modi

"Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences," tweeted Modi.

"He will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment," he added.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu condoled: "Shocked and extremely sad to know the sudden demise of my colleague Sri Anil Madhav Dave."