Legendary lyricist Sirivennela Sitaramasastri passes away due to complications from lung cancer

Renowned Tollywood lyricist and Padma Shri awardee Shri Sirivenela Seetharama passed away on Tuesday at 4.07 pm.

The stars expressed condolences on the death of Telugu lyricist Sirivenela Sitaram Sastri, was suffering from lung cancer

There is a wave of mourning in the South Industry on the death of Telugu lyricist Sirivenela Seetharama Sastry. South actors expressed their condolences to the lyricist’s family on social media.

He died of complications related to lung cancer. Reports suggest that Sirivanella was admitted to KIMS Hospital in Secunderabad on November 24 with pneumonia. He was later put on ECMO to support his lungs in the ICU and was under close observation for the past few days but later succumbed to his condition.

Industry people say that Sirivanella was a heavy smoker and it could be one of the causes of pneumonia. Lyricists are known to write songs only during night time.

Sirivennela seetharama sastry family and biography

Born on 20 May 1955, Chembolu Sitarama Sastri, known professionally as Sirivenela Sitarama Sastri, was an Indian poet and lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre. He has received eleven State Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards for his work in the South. He has written lyrics for more than 3000 songs till 2020.

Legendary lyricist Sirivennela Sitaramasastri passes away due to complications from lung cancer
Legendary lyricist Sirivennela Sitaramasastri passes away due to complications from lung cancer

He wrote lyrics for over 3000 songs and is survived by his wife and two sons.

Our condolences are with the family of the departed soul and may God rest the departed soul in peace.

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