Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish dies during treatment for COVID-19 at Gurgaon hospital

The CPM chief took to Twitter to thank the doctors, nurses and frontline workers who were involved in his son's treatment

Press Trust of India April 22, 2021 08:49:00 IST
Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish dies during treatment for COVID-19 at Gurgaon hospital

File image of SItaram Yechury. PTI

New Delhi: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said his elder son Ashish died of COVID-19 in the morning.

Ashish, who would have turned 35 on 9 June, 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.

"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," Yechury said on Twitter.

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