The eldest son of CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Ashish, of Covid-19 died Thursday morning at a hospital in Gurgaon, the senior leader informed via Twitter.
Ashish, a journalist by profession who would have celebrated his 35th birthday on June 9, was recovering at Medanta Gurgaon Hospital, people close to the family told news agency PTI, adding that his sudden death at 5.30 for after a two-week battle with the disease “shock”
“It is with great sadness that I have to report that I lost my eldest son, Ashish Yechury to Covid-19 this morning. I want to thank everyone who gave us hope and treated it – doctors, nurses, frontline health workers, sanitation workers and countless others who stood by us, ”Yechury wrote on Twitter.
The Political Office of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said, “We convey our deepest sympathies to Sitaram and Indrani, his wife Swati, his sister Akhila and all other bereaved family members.”
Leaders from across the country, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressed their condolences.
“Shock and death of Ashish Yechury, son of Shri Sitaram Yechury due to Covid-19. I heartily sympathize with Shri Sitaram Yechury and all other family members in this hour of mourning. Om Shanthi, ”the Vice President wrote on Twitter.
Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely demise of his son, Ashish. Om Shanti.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 22, 2021
Modi said, “Sympathize with Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely demise of his son, Ashish. Om Shanti. ”
Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala also went to the microblogging site to express his grief. “I’m sorry for your loss. No words can remove the immeasurable pain of losing a loved one at such a young age. May God give you the strength to heal and cherish his memories forever, ”he wrote.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was “shocked and saddened” at the news and “extended her condolences to the bereaved family”.
Dear Com. @SitaramYechury, our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ashish. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. https://t.co/iraYm2f9Cg
– Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) April 22, 2021
Kerala’s Prime Minister and fellow colleague Pinarayi Vijayan said, “Dear fellow Sitaram Yechury, our deepest sympathies for the loss of Ashish. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. “
Ashish, who studied at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, worked in several publications, including the Times of India in Delhi, before moving to Pune.
(With inputs from PTI)