Anil Madhav Dave rendered commendable service to the nation as a Rajya Sabha member, and Minister of State (independent charge), Ministry of Environment, Mr Mukherjee said in a statement.
"He made important contribution as member of various Parliamentary Committees during his eight years as a Rajya Sabha member. His tenure as Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Environment was distinguished by extensive efforts to conserve nature and protect environment," Mr Mukherjee said in a condolence message to Anil Madhav Dave's brother, Abhay Dave.
"Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to the members of your family. May you all have the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude," Mr Mukherjee said.