Incredible Telugu lyricist and Padma Shri awardee Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry died at 66 years old of complications related to lung cancer. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry has dealt with more than 3000 songs in his long vocation and conveyed some notable numbers in films like Kshana Kshanam, Swarna Kamalam, Swayamkrushi, Swati Kiranam, Shrutilayalu, Sindhooram, Nuvve Kavali, Okkadu, Varsham, and Gamyam.
Minutes after the demise of lyricist it was declared. Individuals from the film industry took to web-based media to share their shock and distress. “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 are unparalleled. My deepest condolences to his family” wrote Ram Charan
“You have left us with such beautiful words and songs, Seetharama Sastry Garu which will live forever! May your soul rest in peace,”
composed Naga Chaitanya on Twitter.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of lyrical genius Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry garu. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, sir.. You will be terribly missed” tweeted Mahesh Babu. He has additionally shared a photo with Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry garu on Instagram
was additionally crushed on hearing the news. “Devastating news for our industry. Thank you for penning such beautiful songs for me…from my first favorite Gopikamma to the iconic Samajavaragamana..it was an honor to have your words be forever etched in my career. A Huge loss. Sending love and light to his family,” she composed.
Seetharama Sastry was born on May 20, 1955, in Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district to Dr C.V. Yogi and Subbalakshmi. He went to school in his hometown, studied intermediate in Kakinada, and did his Bachelor of Arts in Andhra Viswa Kala Parishad. He began his career in the film industry in 1986 while pursuing his M.A., when film director K. Vishwanath offered him an opportunity to write lyrics in the film ‘Sirivennela.’ With Sirivennela turning into a huge hit, and Sastry’s songs emerging as the backbone of the film, Chembolu Seetharama Sastry adopted Sirivennela as his family name.
His body will be kept at the office of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce at Film Nagar on Wednesday for people to pay their last respects, according to Seetharama Sastry’s family.