Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish Yechury passes away due to Covid
New Delhi: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s eldest son Ashish Yechury passed away due to Covid here on Thursday morning. The end came at a private hospital in Gurgaon.
He was infected with Coronavirus and was under treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. Initially he was hospitalised at Holy Family Hospital two weeks back and later shifted to Gurgaon.
Ashish, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaon's Medanta Hospital, people close to the family added, describing his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease as a shock.
Ashish, 34, is a senior copy editor, working with a leading newspaper in New Delhi .
Sitaram Yechury tweeted a few minutes back on the death of his eldest son. He also thanked all the doctors, nurses and others who treated his son. Yechury is presently under quarantine at his home.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform that I lost my elder son, Ashish Yechury to COVID-19 this morning. I want to thank all those who gave us hope and who treated him - doctors, nurses, frontline health workers, sanitation workers and innumerable others who stood by us.— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) April 22, 2021