Environment Minister Anil Dave has died at 60.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was “completely shocked” and explained Mr. Dave’s death as a “personal loss”. He wrote, “I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues.”
The prime minister also said Mr. Dave would be recognized as a devoted public servant and was amazingly passionate towards conserving the environment.
Mr. Dave, who had a longtime association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), was appointed Environment Minister last year.
He worked as a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh.
He worked as a member of various committees in parliament and was also in the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.