Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave breathed his last today. He was 60 years old. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was absolutely shocked by the sudden and untimely demise. The Prime Minister also said that he had spent time with the Environment Minister till yesterday evening.

Dave was born on 6th July 1956 in the city of Badnagar in Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh. Mr Dave was an RSS member. He was appointed Environment Minister last year. He earned his master’s degree in commerce from Gujrati College, Indore, specialising in Rural Development & Management. Dave began his political career during this time, taking part in the JP Movement. He was elected college President.

Dave worked for the conservation of the Narmada River. He was a Rajya Sabha MP since 2009. He represented the state of Madhya Pradesh in the Upper House.

Source: Wikipedia


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