Popular Telugu Lyricist Kandikonda passes away – Times of India

Telugu Lyricist Kandikonda passed away yesterday evening, he was just 48 and has been battling throat cancer for the past two years. The sad news was announced by Telugu Cine writers association president Dr.Paruchuri Gopalakrishna. Kandikonda Yadagiri was one of the very few successful lyric writers from Telangana. He was facing financial problems and had also asked for help. Though a few from the industry extended help he couldn’t recover fully and breathed his last.

Several singers and lyricists have taken to social media to condoled the departed soul. Kandikonda was best known as a lyricist for several super hit songs in Telugu, especially for film director Puri Jagannadh and with Late Music director Chakri.

He was born in Nagrlapally village of Narasampet Mandal in Warangal and was awarded a Doctorate for this study on ‘Situational songs in Telugu cinema’ from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

He had started his writing career with the 2001 superhit film ‘Itlu Sravani Subramanyam’ and all the songs in the film are popular even today and played on various musical platforms. He had written over 100 songs for AR Rahman, Yuvan Shankar Raja, D.Imman, Harris Jayaraj, Mani Sharma, Sandeep Chowta, and several other popular musicians.

Condolences to his family and friends.

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