Well this is the story of a popular writer by name Yandamuri Veerendranath losing to a popular lyricist named Seetarama Sastry. Well if you are wondering how this could be, you better read the entire story.
Going into the story, some 25yrs back when both Veerendranath and Sirivennela were out of station for some story discussion, they had a friendly game of cards. And the game that started off as a petty time passer, eventually turned into a serious betting. And in one such game, Veerendranath lost a bet to Seetarama Sastry. Surprisingly it is a bet of Rs. 25000/- (equivalent to lakhs today) that Veerendranath lost it to Sirivennela.
So, besides songs, Sirivennela apparently has a good hand at some tricky outdoor games too! Well, such a Rs. 25000 loss became a priceless memory after 25yrs which was shared by Veerendranath on the eve of Anaamika audio release. – Sweet isn’t it?