He was known for his work on Narmada conservation.
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away on Thursday. He was 60.
Mr. Dave complained of uneasiness at his home in the morning and was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he passed away, official sources said.
“Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss,” he added.
Mr. Dave was appointed as Minister of State (Independent) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change last year. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh.
He is well known for his work on the Narmada river through ‘Narmada Samagra’ founded by him. The organisation works on conservation of the Narmada and its catchment areas through various activities and events.
Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, has been given additional charge of the Environment Ministry following Mr. Dave’s death.