CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury He passed away around 6 am today. According to reports, he was earlier being treated at Holy Family Hospital but was shifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. He was 34 years old. Ashish, a journalist by profession who would have celebrated his 35th birthday on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaons Medanta Hospital, people close to the family added. They described his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease as a shock. Sitaram Yechury confirmed the unfortunate news in a tweet. In his tweet, Sitaram Yechury thanked all the doctors and nurses who treated his son. 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, he said. Sitaram Yechury is himself under home quarantine.