Veteran Telugu film lyricist 'Sirivennela' Sitarama Sastry no more

Updated: few hours ago

Hyderabad, Nov 30 (PTI) Veteran Telugu film lyricist 'Sirivennela' Sitarama Sastry, a recipient of the Padma Shri and numerous other awards, died due to lung cancer-related complications at a private hospital here on Tuesday. He was 66.

He was put on ECMO to support his lungs with medical professionals closely observing his condition, the hospital said in a release.

Sastry was admitted to the hospital on November 24 with pneumonia and was in the Intensive Care Unit.