Legendary lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry’s sudden demise has left everyone in shock. The great lyricist had been facing health issues, and he had cut down his writing assignments. Some of the upcoming releases feature his songs. One such film is ‘Shyam Singha Roy’.
The Nani starrer ‘Shyam Singha Roy’, being helmed by Rahul Sankrityan and produced by Venkat Boyanapalli, will be releasing the third single from the film on December 7th. It was one of his last songs. The song is ironically named ‘Sirivennela’.
Paying a tribute to Sirivennela Sastry, the makers are releasing this song unique way and paid tribute.
Rahul Sankrityan said in a statement, “Sirivennela called on November 3rd and told me that he couldn’t complete the song, as he was not feeling well. But we requested him to complete the song by himself. On the very next day, he woke me up and it’s Diwali. He told me to pen down the Pallavi of the song. I wrote the six lines on Mahabharata’s book and one line had his name Sirivennela. He laughed and told me that this might be his last song. The irony is that his last rites were performed on the day it was recorded.”
Nani said, “Sirivennela is a very special song because it’s the legend’s last song as a lyricist. He has also penned another song which will also be released soon. We dedicate our Shyam Singha Roy to Sirivennela garu.”
The song is composed by Mickey J Meyer. ‘Shyam Singha Roy’ hits the screens on December 24.