The journalist cum song writer had been ailing for some time
Tollywood faced another tragedy when prominent lyricist and journalist Peddada Murthy passed away on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Sandhya and his two children. Murthy had been ailing for some time.
Murthy who hailed from Bhimili in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh was a huge fan of Veturi Sundararama Murthy. He was a friend of director Krishna Vamsi and came to Hyderabad and started off as a journalist and worked for many leading dailies. He started his career as a lyricist with Tammareddy Bharadwaj directorial Kuthuru. Subsequently, he went on to work for films like Idiot, Madhumasam, Chandamama, Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi, Pourudu, Kousalya Supraja Rama, Adi Nuvve, Naaku Oka Lover Undi etc.
“Neeve Neeve” song written by him for ‘Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi’ and “Cheliya Cheliya” song from ‘Idiot’ fetched him a lot of recognition. He had also written the songs for two private albums ‘Ishta Sakhi’ and ‘Housefull’.
Updated date: Tuesday, 03 Jan 2023 - 6:32 PM