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.
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 🙏— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) November 30, 2021
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.
Shocked and saddened to know about the passing of Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry Garu.— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) November 30, 2021
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. 🙏
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.
You have left us with such beautiful words and songs Seetharama Sastry Garu which will live forever!! May your soul rest in peace🙏#RipSirivennellaSeetharamasastry— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) November 30, 2021
Devastating news for our industry. Thank you for penning such beautiful songs for me..from my first favourite Gopikamma to the iconic Samajavaragamana..it was an honour to have your words be forever etched in my career. A Huge loss. Sending love and light to his family🙏🏻 #RipSir pic.twitter.com/4uQdWaNJ9P— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) November 30, 2021
Disheartened to hear that Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry garu is no more. Deepest condolences to his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace. 🙏— Venkatesh Daggubati (@VenkyMama) November 30, 2021
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.
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.