Legendary Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry’s untimely demise has pushed the entire fraternity into a saddened state. The fans can not digest the news and are shedding tears. However, lung cancer has eaten up the lyricist’s health and it has been the reason for his untimely demise.
According to the doctors, Sirivennela was suffering from lung cancer for the past six years and they removed one lung back then. Later, Sirivennela also underwent bypass surgery. After some time, lung cancer was detected in another lung and the doctors extracted 45 percent of the infected lung. However, new health complications hit him, spoiling his health further.
Sirivennela underwent proctectomy recently as the infection hit his partial lung. The doctors tried their best to give him proper treatment but he could not respond to the treatment. The doctors put him on an ECMO machine but it resulted in the damage of kidneys and further, the infection spreading all over his body.
The people close to him say that Sirivennal developed a habit of smoking and at one point, he used to smoke aggressively and it resulted in lung cancer.
In a span of over three decades, Sirivennela penned over 3000 songs.