Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Thursday condoled the death of Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave and said he had dedicated his life to the conservation of the Narmada river with “exemplary honesty.”
“It is really sad and shocking. He was a great, great environmentalist,” Akbar told the media here.
“He had given his life for the Narmada. Not only he knew the subject but he devoted his life to the subject with exemplary honesty… honesty just not in financial sense but also honesty of purpose,” he added.
Dave died in New Delhi on Thursday morning following cardiac arrest.