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Sitaram Yechury’s son passes away due to Covid-19

Ashish was 34 years old and would have turned 35 on June 9. He was a senior copy editor with a publication in Delhi. Sitaram Yechury's wife Seema Chisti is also a journalist-writer.

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) – Sitaram Yechury lost his eldest son Ashish Yechury to COVID-19 today morning.

Yechury took to Twitter to announce the unfortunate news and thanked all who treated him.

His tweet read, “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.”

Ashish Yechury was being treated at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital, where he lost his battle to Covid-19. Ashish was 34 years old and would have turned 35 on June 9.

NewsLaundry tweet

Ashish Yechury was an Assistant Editor at Newslaundry.

Sitaram Yechury’s wife Seema Chisti is also a journalist-writer.

 

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