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PM Modi, Vice President Ansari pay tributes to Anil Dave

ANI  |  New Delhi, [India] 

Vice President and Prime Minister Modi on Thursday paid their tributes to Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave at his residence at Safdarjung Road, who passed away earlier this morning.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, former deputy chief minister of and president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), and his wife, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal also paid tributes to Dave.

Dave's last rites will be performed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.

Earlier this morning, Minister of State (MoS) (Home) told the media about the cause of his death and last rites ceremony.

"It was a cardiac arrest. He will be taken to this evening. Thereafter, he will be taken to his ancestral place Indore where his last rites will be performed. Talks regarding the same are on with his family and his members," Singh said.

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

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:57 IST