Anil Dave: India environment minister dies aged 60

Soutik Biswas India correspondent

Mr Dave was an MP in Rajya Sabha (upper house of India's parliament)
Image caption Mr Dave was an MP in Rajya Sabha (upper house of India's parliament)
India's environment minister Anil Dave has died at the age of 60.
The minister was rushed to a hospital in Delhi on Thursday morning after he complained of chest pain. The exact cause of his death is unknown.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Mr Dave's sudden death was "shocking" because he was attending official meetings until last evening.
Mr Dave was an MP in Rajya Sabha (upper house of India's parliament) and became a minister in 2015.
Mr Modi added that the minister's death was his "personal loss".
I was with Anil Madhav Dave ji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss.Image copyright Narendra Modi
Anil Madhav Dave ji will be remembered as a devoted public servant. He was tremendously passionate towards conserving the environment.Image copyright Narendra Modi
Other ministers, including junior home minister Kiren Rijiju, have also paid tributes.
Anil Madhav Dave ji was the perfect definition of a gentleman & good human being. I'll forever miss his smiling character. May his soul RIP.Image copyright Kiren Rijiju
Shri Dave was very active and sensitive to issues pertaining to environment. His dedication to work was highly appreciated.Image copyright Rajnath Singh

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