Indraganti Srikanth Sharma, father of director Mohan Krishna, died of age-related illness in Hyderabad on Thursday morning.

Telugu writer and lyricist Indraganti Srikanth Sharma dies at 75
Flix Death Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:49

Prominent lyricist Indraganti Srikanth Sharma died of age-related illness in Hyderabad on Thursday morning. He was 75. Srikanth Sharma is survived by his wife Janakibala, son Mohan Krishna, and a daughter. Mohan Krishna is a well-known director in the Telugu film industry.

Srikanth Sharma began his career as a journalist in the regional newspaper, Andhra Jyothi, and later joined the All India Radio, Vijayawada in 1976.

The lyricist has many short stories, plays, documentaries and poems to his credit. Devarakonda Balagangadhar Tilak, Telugu Kavula Aparadhalu, Yekantha Kokila, Inti Peru Indraganti and Malavika are some of his notable books, according to International Business Times.

Later, he started writing lyrics for Telugu films. In 1982, he wrote the lyrics for Krishnavatharam, followed by Nelavanka in1983. He then went on to write the lyrics for several films like Rendu Jella Seetha, Puthadi bomma, and also for his son’s films such as Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha and Sammohanam. His last song was “Manasainadedo”, featured in Sammohanam starring Sudheer Babu and Aditi Rao Hydari.

Several people from the Telugu film industry mourned Srikanth Sharma’s death and offered condolences. Expressing his condolences, actor Siddarth shared, “Saddened to hear of the passing of Indraganti Srikanth Sharma garu. He was a giant in the field of Telugu literature and poetry. Will always remember his inspiring words to me and his blessings fondly.”

“Indraganti Srikanth Sharma gaaru passed away. Apart from his genius in Telugu literature he was such a warm and positive person. I still remember how happy he was watching ashta chamma and how proud he was of Mohan sir and all of us,” actor Nani wrote on Twitter.

Film critic Hemanth Kumar wrote, “Renowned poet and writer Indraganti Srikanth Sharma garu has passed away. May his soul rest in peace.”

 

 

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