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India’s environment minister, Anil Madhav Dave, dies at 60

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Anil Madhav Dave (Prakash Singh/ AFP/Getty Images)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

INDIA’S environment minister Anil Madhav Dave died today (18) 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 (BJP) 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…

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