CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury's 35-year-old son Ashish succumbs to Covid-19
Ashish Yechury breathed his last at Gurgaon's Medanta Hospital at 5.30 am after a two-week battle against Coronavirus.
Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has lost his elder son Ashish to Covid-19.
The 35-year-old was recovering well at Gurgaon's Medanta Hospital, family sources said, adding that his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle against Coronavirus has come as a shock.
In a Twitter post, Yechury said: "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."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders across the political spectrum offered their condolences.