Dr C Narayana Reddy
Dr C Narayana Reddy

Jnanpith Award winning writer Dr C Narayana Reddy, also known as CiNaRe, died of heart-related complications at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Monday morning.

Dr C Narayana Reddy was rushed to a private hospital in the city after he complained of chest pain. But the litterateur was pronounced dead. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said he was shocked to learn the news about his demise and offered his heartfelt condolences to his family.

Dr C Narayana Reddy, who was born at Hanumanjipet in Rajanna Sircilla district on July 29 1931, graduated from the Osmania University, and earned honorary doctorates. He entered the film industry as a lyricist with Gulebakavali Katha in 1962. He got into the limelight with the song Nannu dochu Kunduvate Vannela. Then there was no looking back for this talented writer, who went on pen over 3,000 songs.

Dr C Narayana Reddy amassed a huge number of fans with his contribution to the film industry. His sudden demise has saddened his admirers. Many shocked fans took to Twitter to share their grief and offer condolences to his family. Here are comments from his fans:

I Am PNR‏ @Iampnr08

I am saddened to hear great Sri Narayana Reddy has left us ! , #NarayanaReddy

SURYA DESARAJU‏ @foolscool

Very very sad day, indeed, for #Telugu literature. #CiNaRe, a towering personality left for his heavenly abode. A real gem of a writer.

мαиσj jαsнτı‏ @Manoj_Jashti

Prayers to the departed soul..!! #CiNaRe

Superhit Media Works‏ @SuperhitMW

Prominent Telugu Poet, Lyricist #Jnanpith Awardee #CiNaRe (Singireddy Narayana Reddy) is no more. May his soul Rest In Peace #RIPDrCiNaRe

Prudhvi‏ @PrudhviTweetz

Great poet, lyricist #CiNaRe ( Dr C Narayana Reddy) is no more. Condolences to his family. RIP

Maruthi Talkies‏ @MaruthiTalkies

Telugu Poet, Lyricist Jnanpith Award winner #CiNaRe Singireddy #NarayanaReddy is no more. May His Soul Rest In Peace