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Sitaram Yechury's son dies due to COVID-19   Sitaram Yechury
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Sitaram Yechury's son dies due to COVID-19  

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Apr 2021, 09:12 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Ashish Yechury, son of CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury, has died due to COVID-19 infection.

"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 Yechury was a journalist.

Condoling his death, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "Devastated by the news @SitaramYechury @seemay . There is no greater loss for a parent to endure. May you find the strength to bear the inexpressible grief of your loss. My heart goes out to you at this painful time."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely demise of his son, Ashish. Om Shanti."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Shocked and very saddened to hear about the untimely passing away of Ashish, son of @SitaramYechury Ji. My deepest condolences to the grieving family."

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted, "My deepest condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury and his family. There are no words at a time like this, only prayers. May you have courage."