Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry: Legendary lyric writer and Padma Sri awardee Sirivennela Sitaramasastry’s last rites are performed at Maha Prasthanam in Film Nagar, Hyderabad. Born as Chembolu Sitarama Sastry, the lyric writer made his debut with the film Sirivennela and the film has become his surname. Sastry’s sons Raja and Yogesh performed the final rites a while ago in Hyderabad.
Information and Broadcasting minister Perni Nani paid his respects to the lyricist and represented the government of Andhra Pradesh. From the government of Telangana, Cinematography minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav too paid a visit and offered his final respects.
Apart from them, the film industry personalities too attended the final rites journey of the legendary lyricist. Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Allu Arjun, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, and Venkatesh offered their respects to Sirivennela at the Film Chamber, this morning.
Music director Ilaiyaraaja sent a special message in remembrance of Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. MM Keeravani, Ramajogaiah Sastry, Mani Sharma, Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad, and others too took part in the final journey of Sirivennela.
Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry penned more than 3000 songs in his entire career and also crooned a couple of interesting songs. He worked with almost all the star heroes in the film industry.
Sirivennela’s loss is irreplaceable and we pray that God gives strength to the lyricist’s family!