Srikanth Sarma, a well-known and a popular name in Telugu literature, is no more. He was 76. Also known as Srikanth Sarma, Indraganti died in the early hours of Thursday. He leaves behind his wife Janaki Bala, who is also popular in the literary circles; his well-known son, director Indraganti Mohan Krishna; and daughter Kirnamyai.
Indraganti, who was known for his Telugu literary works, including novels, film songs, poetry, story, playwrights and music, was also a columnist and had worked in a Telugu newspaper and weekly as an editor. Incidentally, he also wrote songs for the film Sammohanam, which was directed by his son Mohan Krishna. Son to Hanumanth Sastry, who was also a popular figure in Telugu literary circles, Indraganti had also worked in All India Radio. He had recently penned his autobiography Intiperu Indraganti.
Tributes to a legend
Many from the Telugu film industry, including Naresh, Pavitra Lokesh, Avasarala Srinivas, Sivalenka Krishna Prasad, Nani, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas, producer Dil Raju, and popular singer S.P. Balasubramanyam came to pay their last respects to the litterateur and console the director Indraganti Mohan Krishna. There were also many literary folks who visited paid their last tributes.