Telugu Lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Passes Away

Several celebrities took to social media to condole the demise of Telugu lyricist and poet Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry on Tuesday.

Hyderabad:The 66-year-old lyricist who was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2019, passed away while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad.

Several members of the film fraternity mourned the demise of the beloved lyricist on social media. Ram Charan took to his Twitter handle to express his shock and grief.

He wrote, “Shocked and saddened to know about the passing of Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry Garu. His precious words for RRR and Sye Raa are etched in my memory forever.

His contributions to literature and Telugu Cinema is unparalleled. My deepest condolences to his family.”

Born on May 20, 1955, in Andhra Pradesh’s Anakapalle, the lyricist rose to popularity and earned the prefix ‘Sirivennela’ to his name after writing songs for K Viswanath’s 1986 film ‘Sirivennela’.

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