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Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Death: Venkatesh Daggubati, Jr NTR, Siddharth Pay Their Last Respects

Following the news of Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry's death, members of the south film industry flooded Twitter with tributes to the late lyricist.

Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Death: Venkatesh Daggubati, Jr NTR, Siddharth Pay Their Last Respects
Lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Dies. Instagram

Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, a well-known Telugu lyricist, died on Tuesday. The lyricist, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2019, reportedly died of lung cancer at the age of 66.

According to a KIMS Hospital medical bulletin, he died at 4:07 p.m. According to hospital medical director Sambit Sahu, he was admitted on November 24 with pneumonia and was put on ECMO.

A writer who expressed his radical views of society and romance-based poetry in the same breath, Seetharama Sastry had brought in a refreshing change in the composition of lyrics in Telugu cinema. Considered next only to C. Narayana Reddy and Veturi Sundararamamurthy, Seetharama Sastry’s vast repertoire extended to the stage, television, and public podiums as a speaker and influencer as well.

Seetharama Sastry, a writer who expressed his radical views on society and romance-based poetry in the same breath, brought about an extraordinary change in the composition of lyrics in Telugu cinema. Seetharama Sastry's vast collection extended to the stage, television, and public podiums as a speaker and influencer, placing him second only to C. Narayana Reddy and Veturi Sundararamamurthy.

Following the news of Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry's death, members of the south film industry flooded Twitter with tributes to the late lyricist.

Here are some of the posts from members of the south film industry on social media:

 

Sastry in his career wrote over 2000 songs. He rose to fame with his song 'Vidhatha Thalapuna,' which he wrote for K Viswanath's 1986 film 'Sirivennela.' 'Nuvve Kavali,' 'Okkadu,' 'Varsham,' 'Kshana Kshanam,' 'Swarna Kamalam,' 'Swayamkrushi,' 'Swati Kiranam,' and 'Shrutilayalu' were among the films for which he wrote songs.

He won several Filmfare Awards and Nandi Awards for his work in the south cinema.

 

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