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Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry happens to be one of the finest lyric writers of Telugu cinema. After making his debut in 1984, Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry competed with several young lyricists of this generation and penned some of the finest lyrics for the Tollywood audience. He was admitted to KIMS Hospitals in Secunderabad on Saturday due to pneumonia. The doctors confirmed that he was suffering with lung cancer and he was kept on ventilartor support since Saturday.
His health condition did not improve and he breathed his last this evening in KIMS. The hospital authorities released a health bulletin this evening at 5 PM about his demise. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry penned lyrics for more than 3000 songs in 800 Telugu films and his contribution for Telugu cinema is irreplaceable. Tollywood is left in deep shock with the sudden and untimely demise of the legendary singer. Several celebrities offered their condolences and he is survived by his wife and two sons. The last rites of Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry will take place tomorrow. Rest in peace Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry garu.