Chembolu Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry is an Indian lyricist known for his works in Telugu cinema. He won the Nandi Award for Best Lyricist 10 times and Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu 3 times. Wikipedia
Born: May 20, 1955 (age 60), Anakapalle
Songs: Kokko Kokko
Children: Yogeshwar Sharma, Raja
Awards: Nandi Award for Best Lyricist, Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu
Chembolu Sirivennela Sitaramasastri is an Indian lyricist known for his works in Telugu Cinema. He is the highest paid film lyricist in Andhra Pradesh.
Sitarama Sastri was born in the town of Anakapalli in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. While pursuing his habit of poetry writing, he worked with the state-owned Telephone department for a living before he started writing film-songs. He discontinued studying medicine in Andhra Medical College.
His father Dr C V Yogi was a multi faceted scholar who worked as a lecturer in Anakapalli (AMAL College) and Kakinada (Ideal College).
Sitramasastri debuted with writing songs for K. Viswanath's Sirivennela. The songs in the movie were so phenomenally popular that the name of this movie got tagged to his given name.
The songs of this movie are wonderful and rich in meaning that each of the songs is remembered to this day as landmarks in Telugu film-music.
Sitarama Sastri is married and has two sons and a daughter.He lives in Hyderabad.