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