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Anil Dave's final wish: No memorial for me, plant a tree

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Former union minister of state for environment, forests and climate change Anil Madhav dave, who passed away this morning, has left a will in which he said a tree should be planted in his memory.

"If people have love and respect for him, no memorial should be erected anywhere in my name, rather they should plant a tree," his will reads.

Dave had left a will in 2012 in which he said that his body should be cremated on the banks of the River Narmada.

Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet today at 3.30 p.m. and observed a two-minute silence in memory of late Anil Madhav Dave and passed a condolence resolution.

Dave's last rites, who passed away earlier in the day following a cardiac arrest, will be performed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.

Prime Minister Modi, Union Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Minister and president Sonia Gandhi, (BJP) president also condoled the minister's death.

A (BJP) member, Dave represented in the Rajya Sabha since 2009.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:06 IST