Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away this morning. He was 60.
Dave had not been keeping well for the last few months. He complained ofuneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to AIIMS where he passed away, official sources told PTI.
The minister was in meetings with 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 PM said. "Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment," the PM added.