The entire Tollywood fraternity is immersed in a pale of gloom and shock. The sudden demise of music director Chakri hit like a bolt from the Blue and many are still not able to believe he is no more. While this is the case with those who know him as acquaintance, one can imagine what would happen to those who are close to him.
One man who is shell-shocked with the whole incident is lyricist Bhaskarabhatla. The death of Chakri has made him numb with pain and grief, as per sources. The reason being, his career started and took off due to Chakri. Chakri’s career started along with Puri Jagannadh, Ravi Teja and all grew at the same time in the industry.
Chakri also gave break to another lyricist Kandikonda. Today, Bhaskarabhatla has become the top most lyricist in Tollywood. He became highly emotional and he could not utter a word for a long time. Majority of Chakri’s hit songs were penned by Bhaskarabhatla in films like Itlu Sravani Subrahmanyam, Idiot, Amma Naana Tamil Ammayi. Even the famous chartbuster ‘Krishnanagare maama….’ from the film Neninthe was also penned by Bhaskarabhatla and composed by Chakri. This is indeed a very tough phase for Bhaskarabhatla and many film members.