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CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish dies of COVID19


NEW DELHI : The elder son of Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury – Ashish Yechury passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter, the CPI-M leader expressed his grief and thanked frontline workers who treated and supported them.


“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.

This comes amid the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is being witnessed across the country.

Nearly 3 lakh new cases and over 2,000 deaths were reported in India on Wednesday, a record-high since the pandemic broke out last year.