Sirivennela made his debut as lyricist with my film: Balakrishna
Actor Balakrishna recalled memories associated with noted Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry and got emotional after his demise. Speaking to the media, he said that Seetharama Sastry made his debut as a lyricist with his film Janani Janamabhoomi in 1984. He added that he wrote more than 3000 songs for 800 movies. He further stated that he wrote different types of songs and his death is a great loss to the industry. Balakrishna said that he received Nandi awards 11 times and the Central government honoured him with Padma Shri. He further added that no one can replace Sirivennela's place in the industry.