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Telugu lyricist Sirivennala Sitarama Shastri has passed away

Hyderabad: Famous Telugu lyricist Sirivennala Sitarama Shastri (66) has passed away here today. He died while being treated for lung cancer.

Shastri was admitted to Kims Hospital on November 24 after suffering from pneumonia.

Shastri is best known for his song in the 1986 film Sirivennala, directed by K Vishwanath. With the success of the songs in the film, Shastri added the name Sirivennala to his name.

He wrote more than 3,000 songs during his three-decade career. He has won eleven Nandi Awards. In 2019, the country honored him with the Padma Shri.

SS Rajamouli last wrote the lyrics for the film ‘RRR’.

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