File photo: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury
File photo: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury Image Credit: GN Archive

India CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury's son passes away due to COVID-19

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 300,000 new cases and over 2,000 deaths were reported in India on Wednesday, a record-high since the pandemic broke out last year.