New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said his elder son Ashish died of COVID-19 in the morning.Also Read - 96 in Gurugram Society Fall Ill In Last 48 Hours. What We Know So Far

Ashish, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital, people close to the family added, describing his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease as a shock. Also Read - Haryana: Fire Breaks Out in Scrap Godown in Sector 17-18 of Gurugram; Firefighting Underway

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“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 said on Twitter.