The play of words in the film ‘Sirivennela’ won Seetharama Shastry unprecedented fame and moniker
Award-winning Telugu lyricist and Padma Shri awardee ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry passed away on November 30 evening due to lung cancer-related complications. He was 66.
A medical bulletin issued by the KIMS Hospital said that he passed away at 4.07 p.m. He was admitted on November 24 with pneumonia and was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to support his lungs in ICU. He breathed his last at 4.07 p.m., according to Dr. Sambit Sahu, medical director, KIMS Hospitals.
A writer who expressed his radical views on society and romance-based poetry in the same breath had brought in a refreshing change in the lyric-writing in Telugu cinema. Considered next only to C.
Narayana Reddy and Veturi Sundararamamurthy, Seetharama Shastry expanded the repertoire of his artistry to stage, television and public podiums as a speaker and influencer as well.
Telugu film lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry passes away at 66
Well-known Telugu film lyricist Sirivennala Seetharama Sastry has passed away after he was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad where he was undergoing treatment for a lung infection.
The noted Tollywood lyricist was admitted to the KIMS Hospital few days ago with pneumonia.
Sastry earned the ‘Sirivennela’ moniker after the songs he wrote for K. Viswanath-directorial by the same name released in 1986 became a hit.
His most recent work was for the movies RRR, Konda Polam and Narappa movies.
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