CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s elder son Ashish died of Covid-19 on Thursday morning at a hospital in Gurgaon, the senior leader informed via Twitter.
“It is with great sadness that I have to inform you 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, a journalist by profession, was under treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. Initially, he was hospitalised at Holy Family Hospital and was later shifted to Gurugram’s hospital.
Leaders from across the country, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, conveyed their condolences.
PM Modi said, “Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely demise of his son, Ashish. Om Shanti.”
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who also got contracted with the virus, 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”.