CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday informed that his elder son Ashish Yechury passed away due to Covid-19 infection in the morning at 5.30 am.
Ashish Yechury was 34-year-old and would have turned 35 on June 9. He had been in ICU since April 12 after the infection spread to his lungs.
Describing his sudden deathly as a shocker, his close family members said he was recovering well in Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital.
Making an announcement on Twitter, Yechury wrote it is with great sadness that he has to inform that he lost his elder son, Ashish Yechury, to Covid-19 this morning. He thanked all those who gave them hope and who treated his son — doctors, nurses, frontline health workers, sanitation workers and innumerable others who stood by us.
Soon after Yechury informed about his son’s death on Twitter, condolences poured in from various party leaders. Senior Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor said he was devastated by the news. There is no greater loss for a parent to endure, he added.
Cabinet minister Smriti Irani offered her deepest condolences to Yechury.
TMC leader Derek O’Brien also offered his sincere condolences to Yechury and family.
DMK chief MK Stalin said he’s deeply pained to hear about the loss of Ashish Yechury and offered condolences to family and friends.
Ashish, who studied at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, worked in several media houses, including the Times of India in Delhi, before moving to Pune.