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Sitaram Yechury’s son succumbs to Covid-19

Although Ashish seemed to be recovering from the virus, family members said they were shocked to learn about his death on Thursday morning

Sabrangindia 22 Apr 2021

Sitaram yechury
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Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish Yechury died due to Covid-19 early morning on April 22, 2021.

Announcing his son’s death at Gurgaon Medanta hospital on Twitter Yechury 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.”

Ashish, who nearly completed 35 years of age, graduated from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chennai. Later on, he worked as a copy editor for Times of India in Delhi. Journalists who remembered him from years of work expressed their grief on social media.

Journalist and former colleague Vasudha Venugopal said, “What a horrible day. Two former colleagues I distinctly remember as being warm & friendly when I first joined work here, passed away today. This is just getting worse.”

Similarly, journalist and ACJ Adjunct Faculty member R. K. Radhakrishnan said, “Woke up to the terrible news of the death of Sitaram Yechury's son, Ashish, of Covid. I've seen him at the ACJ campus a few times where he was a student. Wonder how parents deal with the death of such a promising, young person! All the words in the world are suddenly useless.”

Members of the CPIM-Polit Bureau and the All India Kisan Sabha offered their condolences to his father, his mother Indrani Majumdar, his wife Swati and his sister Alka.

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Sitaram Yechury’s son succumbs to Covid-19

Although Ashish seemed to be recovering from the virus, family members said they were shocked to learn about his death on Thursday morning

Sitaram yechury
Image: PTI
 

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish Yechury died due to Covid-19 early morning on April 22, 2021.

Announcing his son’s death at Gurgaon Medanta hospital on Twitter Yechury 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.”

Ashish, who nearly completed 35 years of age, graduated from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chennai. Later on, he worked as a copy editor for Times of India in Delhi. Journalists who remembered him from years of work expressed their grief on social media.

Journalist and former colleague Vasudha Venugopal said, “What a horrible day. Two former colleagues I distinctly remember as being warm & friendly when I first joined work here, passed away today. This is just getting worse.”

Similarly, journalist and ACJ Adjunct Faculty member R. K. Radhakrishnan said, “Woke up to the terrible news of the death of Sitaram Yechury's son, Ashish, of Covid. I've seen him at the ACJ campus a few times where he was a student. Wonder how parents deal with the death of such a promising, young person! All the words in the world are suddenly useless.”

Members of the CPIM-Polit Bureau and the All India Kisan Sabha offered their condolences to his father, his mother Indrani Majumdar, his wife Swati and his sister Alka.

Related:

Centre is shying away from its responsibility towards vaccine provision: Mamata Banerjee

Maharashtra: Think of lockdown after-effects, not just vaccination, says the Jan Arogya Abhiyan

UP Panchayat elections: Polling in Lucknow, Varanasi and Muzaffarnagar today

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