CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said his elder son Ashish Yechury died due to coronavirus on Thursday. Ashish who would have turned 35 on June 9, passed away at 5:30 am after a two-week battle with the Covid-19 infection.
Ashish was under treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. Initially, he was hospitalised at Holy Family Hospital and was later shifted to the Gurugram hospital.
Sitaram Yechury wrote on Twitter about his son's death. The politician thanked all doctors, nurses, and sanitation workers who looked after his son.
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
Yechury is reportedly under isolation at his home.
Condolences have started pouring with politicians mourning Ashish Yechury's sudden death.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor wrote, "Devastated by the news. There is no greater loss for a parent to endure. May you find the strength to bear the inexpressible grief of your loss. My heart goes out to you at this painful time".
Devastated by the news @SitaramYechury@seemay. There is no greater loss for a parent to endure. May you find the strength to bear the inexpressible grief of your loss. My heart goes out to you at this painful time.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 22, 2021
Union cabinet minister Smriti Irani wrote, "Condolences Sir".
Condolences Sir.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) April 22, 2021