Ashish Yechury, elder son of Sitaram Yechury, dies of COVID-19 in Gurugram Hospital

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Updated: April 22, 2021 10:25 AM

Sitaram Yechury confirmed the unfortunate news in a tweet.

Ashish Yechury NewsAshish Yechury (inset pic) was 34 year old.

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s elder son Ashish Yechury passed away due to COVID-19 in a Guguram hospital this morning. He passed away around 6 am today.

According to reports, he was earlier being treated at Holy Family Hospital but was shifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.

He was 34 years old. Ashish, a journalist by profession who would have celebrated his 35th birthday on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital, people close to the family added. They described his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease as a shock.

Sitaram Yechury confirmed the unfortunate news in a tweet. In his tweet, Sitaram Yechury thanked all the doctors and nurses who treated 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,” he said.

Sitaram Yechury is himself under home quarantine.

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