CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish Yechury died on Thursday morning of Covid-19 related complications.
The politician took to Twitter and 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.”
A statement issued by the party said that Ashish, the son of Sitaram Yechury and Indrani Mazumdar, died of Covid related complications. He was 35 years old.
The statement read, “The Polit Bureau conveys its deepest condolences to Sitaram and Indrani, his wife Swati, his sister Akhila and all other members of the bereaved family.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to convey his condolences. The prime minister said, “Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely demise of his son, Ashish. Om Shanti.”
President Ram Nath Kovind, Kerala MP, and Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan also took to Twitter to condole his death.
Ashish Yechury was recovering well at the hospital, news agency PTI reported, quoting people close to the family.