Saturday, May 22, 2010

Veturi Sundararama Murthy Passed Away - National and Nandi Award Songs - Free Download

"My sincere condolences and strength to you and your loved ones."

 The great lyricist died of heart attack in Care Hospitals, Hyderabad on 22nd May 2010.

 National Award Song 
"raalipoye puvva neeku raagalenduke"
   Movie: Matrudevobhava
Year: 1994
 Nandi Award Songs

"Maanasa Veenaa Madhu Geetham", 
Movie: "Pantulamma", 
Year: 1977

Movie: "Sankarabharanam", 
Year: 1979
"Brundavani Vundi", 
Movie: "Kanchanaganga", 

"Ee Duryodhana Dussaasana Durvineeta lokamlo", 
Movie: "Prathighatana", 
Year: 1985
"Pavuraniki Panjaraniki ", 
Movie: "Chanti", 
Year: 1991 

"AakaaSaana SuuryuDunDaDu SandevELakE", 
Movie: "Sundara Kanda", 
Year: 1992
"Odanu Jaripe", 
Movie: "Rajeshwari Kalyanam", 
Year: 1993 
"Uppongele Godavari"
Movie: "Godavari",
Year: 2006

Veturi Sundararama Murthy (29 January 1936 - 22 May 2010) (popularly known as Veturi) is a Telug poet more popular for his film songs. He is a disciple of the legendary Viswanatha Satyanarayna.

Early life

Veturi was born in kolluru near Tenali located in Guntur district in AP, in a Telugu Brahmin family.


While working as a journalist, Veturi got his first break in movies through Dr.K.Viswanath. Later, he would go on to pen hundreds of songs. NT Rama Rao, the legendary actor of Telugu movies, did a number of movies with him.
He is a disciple of the legendary Viswanatha Satyanarayana.

Many music directors of Tollywood appreciate him for the fact that he writes almost any song in less than 15 minutes.

One of the most talented film directors of India, Maniratnam worked with him for a movie Geethanjali. He was all in praise for Veturi that he is one of the best lyricists he has seen.

Veturi is considered the best poet in the Telugu Film Industry by his competitors too. They consider him their Guru. The most notable one among them is Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. He mentioned in one of his articles that Veturi is his inspiration.

Veturi faced a lot of criticism that he includes a lot of vulgarity when it comes to commercial films. Examples are: "puttintollu tarimesaru (which was a raging hit with the youth in 1980's) ", "mudi deeste moopuram, paruvaala gopuram" etc., Many people feel that Veturi has degraded the quality of Telugu lyrics as much as he added quality work to it. However, he has said that this was done by him yielding to the pressures of directors.

He worked as journalist for prominent magazines like Andhra Patrika and Andhra Prabha before becoming a lyricist. Veturi wrote a large variety of songs ranging from classic poetry to the folk and mass ones. He is also the second lyricist from Telugu film indurstry to win the National Film Award for Best Lyrics for the song Raalipoye puvva neeku ragaalenduke from the Movie Maathrudevobhava in the year 1994. However, he gave back the award since Telugu was not recognized as an ancient language.

Veturi is a relative of the late Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastri.

The great lyricist died of heart attack in Care Hospitals, Hyderabad on 22nd May 2010.

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