India’s environment minister dies
NEW DELHI: India’s environment minister Anil Madhav Dave died Thursday at the age of 60 in New Delhi, shocking colleagues who remembered him as a nature lover committed to conservation.
Dave complained of discomfort in the morning and was rushed from his home to the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he passed away.
The Bharatiya Janata Party to which he belonged confirmed Dave’s passing in a brief statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his shock at his colleague’s sudden death, describing it as a “personal loss”.
“I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues,” Modi tweeted.
Dave, who was unmarried, had been a member of parliament’s upper house since 2009.—AFP
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