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CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury's son Ashish passed away due to COVID-19

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | April 22, 2021 02:37 PM

NEW DELHI: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury's son Ashish passed away on Thursday morning due to COVID-19. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurugram.

"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 tweeted.

Ashish, 35 was recovering well at Medanta Hospital, died suddenly at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease.

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. Journalists who worked with him remembered him as a mild-mannered and warm professional who was knowledgeable and well read.

The CPI(M) Politburo issued a statement announcing the death and offering its condolences to the family. "We are deeply sorry to announce the passing away this morning (22 April) of Ashish Yechury, son of Sitaram Yechury and Indrani Mazumdar. He died of Covid related complications. He was 35 years old. The Polit Bureau conveys it deepest condolences to Sitaram and Indrani, his wife Swati, his sister Akhila and all other members of the bereaved family," the statement said.

 

 
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