Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave dies: Narendra Modi, Union ministers pay condolences on Twitter
Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has passed away on Thursday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole his sudden death.
Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away on Thursday morning. 60-year-old Dave complained of uneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to AIIMS where he passed away, according to official sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole his sudden death, remembering his devotion to public service and commitment towards the conservation of the environment. Other cabinet colleagues also took to Twitter to condole the passing away of Dave.
Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2017
Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2017
I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2017
Home Minister Rajnath Singh
It is extremely shocking and saddening to learn of the demise of our colleague and Union Environment Minister Shri Anil Madhav Dave. 1/3 — Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 18, 2017
Shri Dave was very active and sensitive to issues pertaining to environment. His dedication to work was highly appreciated. 2/3
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 18, 2017
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the members of Shri Anil Dave's family. May God give them strength to bear this huge loss. 3/3 — Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 18, 2017
Union Minister Piyush Goyal
Shocked to hear about the demise of my friend & respected colleague Shri Anil Madhav Dave. Heartfelt condolences to his family & friends.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 18, 2017
Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi
As Environment Minister, the contribution of Sh. Anil Madhav Dave ji has been unparalleled. He leaves behind a deep void. — Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) May 18, 2017
Health Minister JP Nadda
Shocked & saddened by the demise of my colleague & veteran leader shri Anil Madhav dave ji . May his soul rest in peace.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) May 18, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Deeply shocked & saddened by demise of my colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. May God render peace to the departed soul. — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 18, 2017
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar
Saddened by the sudden demise of my colleague Anil Madhav Dave ji.My heartfelt condolences.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) May 18, 2017
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, the formr ally of the BJP, too expressed grief over Dave's death.
In his condolence message, Kumar said that Dave was a renowned politician, Rajya Sabha member and a social worker.
Dave's death has caused a void both for society and politics, Kumar added.
The chief minister prayed to the Almighty to give strength to the minister's relatives and followers to bear the huge loss and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.
Madhya Pradesh government has announced two-day state mourning. National Flag will fly half-mast on all government buildings in Delhi and all state capitals today in view of the demise of Dave.
The BJP Rajya Sabha MP since 2009, belonging to Madhya Pradesh, was given the Ministry of Environment and Forest portfolio on 5 July, 2016, while his predecessor Prakash Javadekar was given charge of the HRD ministry.
With inputs from PTI
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