Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury. (File Photo/ANI)
NEW DELHI: The older 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 you 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.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his condolences on the “tragic and untimely demise” of the older son of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury.
“Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely demise of his son, Ashish. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
Taking to Twitter, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also condoled the death of Ashish Yechury.
“Dear Com. @SitaramYechury, our deepest condolences on the loss of Ashish. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time,” tweeted Kerala CM.
This comes amid the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is being witnessed across the country.
As per India’s Union Health Ministry, as many as 3,14,835 new COVID-19 cases and 2,104 deaths were reported, taking the total cases to 1,59,30,965, including 22,91,428 active cases.
As many as 1,34,54,880 recoveries have been reported so far, out of which 1,78,841 were reported in the last 24 hours.
The death toll related to the infection stands at 1,84,657.
The total number of vaccinations in the country stands at 13,23,30,644. ANI)