1986 - 2021
Delhi-born Ashish Yechury was an intelligent and thoughtful young man who, as everyone who knew him would testify, was kind to a fault, bright and happy to be unconventional, unassuming and confident about being able to strike out his own path.
Gifted as a child, those who knew him would remember his massive pencil-sketched army men. He would have the patience and sense of detail to draw thousands of soldiers in armies on drawing paper. Absorbed in the world of books, history was always a passion, as was wildlife and soon, photography.
For a living, Ashish chose the world of journalism and after his schooling at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, graduation from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and then his Masters, he did a course in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. He left a mark on all those he met, teachers and fellow-students.
He loved to travel and keenly observed all facets of life and its varied nature. He has left us with a stunning record of his visuals, beautifully captured with his beloved Nikon camera.
This website is intended as a short album of some of his photographic work, but later, we hope we can talk about things we imagine he would have spoken of and been concerned with and passionate about, had he not abruptly been forced to leave us at the start of the horrific second wave of Covid-19 in India in April 2021.
This is also a tribute to his spirit and his kindness. It is dedicated to his memory, and all he cared about, all the things and people he held dear and in whose lives he brought so much light and cheer.