Folk singer Vinjamuri Seetha Devi passes away

Published: 19th May 2016 06:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2016 06:39 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Veteran folk singer and musician Vinjamuri Seetha Devi passed away in the United States on Tuesday. 

18-h-vinja.jpgBorn in Kakinada, Vinjamuri Seetha Devi grew as one of the most respected folk musicians. Besides being a musician and singer she was a scholar of Telugu folk music and authored ‘Folk Music of Andhra Pradesh’.

She was a producer of folk music for All India Radio and composed music for the popular and critically-acclaimed film ‘Maa Bhoomi’. Along with her sister, Anasuya Devi, she composed music for many famous Telugu poets like Srirangam Srinivisa Rao (Sri Sri).

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao expressed grief over demise of Vinjamuri Seetha Devi.

 

A scholar of Telugu folk music,  Seetha Devi authored ‘Folk Music of Andhra Pradesh’

She also composed music for the critically-acclaimed film ‘Maa Bhoomi’

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