Renowned Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry died of lung cancer related complications on November 30. He was 66 years old. He was suffering with lung cancer-related complications for the past few years. Sastry was admitted to the hospital on NOvember 24 with pneumonia and was put on ECMO.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media and wrote, “”His poetic brilliance and versatility could be seen in several of his works. He made many efforts to popularise Telugu. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti (sic).”