Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Sitharama Sastry dies due to lung cancer at 66

 Sirivennela was awarded with Padma Shri in 2019 for his excellence work in art. Sirivennela has penned lyrics for over 3000 songs. Many politicians and celebrities paid him tribute.

Sirivennela achieved 11 state Nandi awards and 4 Filmfare awards South for his work
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A renowned telugu lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry dies due to lung cancer on tuesday. He was admitted in ICU in the KIMS hospital, Secunderabad. He was 66.

Sirivennela was awarded with Padma Shri in 2019 for his excellence work in art. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award of India. Many politicians and celebrities paid him tribute.

Prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the passing away of the outstanding Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. His poetic brilliance and versatility could be seen in several of his works. He made many efforts to popularise Telugu. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.”

Saddened by the passing away of the outstanding Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. His poetic brilliance and versatility could be seen in several of his works. He made many efforts to popularise Telugu. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/vmEeTj9tka

β€” Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 30, 2021

 Telugu actor Mahesh Babu wrote, “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”

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 πŸ™

β€” Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) November 30, 2021

 Actor Junior NTR wrote, “The news that Sirivennela Sitaramashastri was no more made me very upset. Although his pen, written by Aluperugaka, is still standing today, the letters he wrote will remain memorable to all as long as the Telugu language exists. I wholeheartedly pray to that God to grant peace to his soul.”

β€” RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) November 30, 2021

Wishing one of my favourite lyricist #SirivennelaSeetharamaSastry garu a very happy birthday…I still live by these lines below sir…thank you for instilling faith hope and inspiration in us with words of wisdom…thank you sir πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ pic.twitter.com/fnu3Je4EzT

β€” Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) May 20, 2020

Thank you #SirivennelaSeetharamaSastry Garu for your unparalleled contribution to our industry. You shall forever be remembered and missed. Honoured to have known you and worked with you. Rest in peace sir. πŸ’”#RAPO pic.twitter.com/NbOHj8wc5F

β€” RAm POthineni (@ramsayz) November 30, 2021

Terrible news for the Telugu community, Telugu literary will never be the same without you, #SiriVennelaSeetharamasastry sir.. You will be missed forever.. Om ShantiπŸ™ pic.twitter.com/Uh0Ub8JlrF

β€” Sudheer Babu (@isudheerbabu) November 30, 2021

Sirivennela has penned lyrics for over 3000 songs. He had got the name of Sirivennela after writing the lyrics for K. Vishwanath’s directorial film ‘Sirivennela’ in 1986.

He got famous after the song ‘Vidhata Thalapuna’, which was in the movie ‘Sirivennela.’ He wrote lyrics for songs for many films such as Govinda Govinda, Criminal, Shubhalagnam, Srikaram, Sindhooram, Prem Katha, Chakram, Jagamantha Kutumbam, Gamyam, Mahatma, Kanche and many more.

He achieved 11 state Nandi awards and 4 Filmfare awards South for his work.

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