Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPIM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has tweeted that his elder son Ashish Yechury died on Thursday morning.
In his tweet, Yechury has thanked the doctors, nurses, frontline health workers and cleaning staff, who helped in healing the son’s health.
“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 wrote on Twitter.
Ashish would have been 35 years old. He was undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon and his health was improving. According to Ashish’s family, he died after a struggle of two weeks at 5.30 am on Thursday.
CPIM has released a statement on Ashish’s death. In its statement, the party has said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Sitaram Yechury and Indrani Majumdar’s son Ashish Yechury. Politburo is standing with Sitaram and Indrani, Ashish’s wife Swati and her sister Akhila.”
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has expressed grief over Ashish’s death, “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,” Tharoor wrote.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said that it was shocking and saddening to hear about Ashish’s death.
“Shocked and very saddened to hear about the untimely passing away of Ashish, son of @SitaramYechury Ji. My deepest condolences to the grieving family”, Banerjee tweeted.
Kerala chief minister and CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan also wrote, “Dear comrade Sitaram Yechury, our deepest condolences on the loss of Ashish. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.”