Hyderabad: Telugu lyricist Indraganti Srikanth Sharma passed away in Hyderabad due to age-related illness on Thursday morning. The 75-year-old writer is survived by his wife Janakibala, son – noted Telugu film director Indraganti Mohana Krishna and daughter.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief over his death and conveyed his condolences to the lyricist’s family members. He said that the Telugu people have a lost a great literary giant, journalist, poet and scholar.
Indraganti Srikanth Sharma who started his career as a journalist in Andhra Jyothi, worked in Andhra Prabha and All India Radio. He wrote short stories, plays and poems. Devarakonda Balagangadhar Tilak, Telugu Kavula Aparadhalu, Yekantha Kokila, Inti Peru Indraganti and Malavika are some of his notable books.
Srikanth Sharma also wrote lyrics for several Telugu movies. Some of his lyrics were featured in films like Krishnavatharam, Nelavanka, Rendu Jella Seetha, Puthadibomma, Sammohanam, Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha and Nelavanka.
Manasainadedo, which was his last song, featured in his son Indraganti Mohana Krishna’s 2018 film titled Sammohanam starring Sudheer Babu and Aditi Rao Hydari.