Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy has expressed shock and grief over the demise of renowned Kuchipudi dance exponent Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma. Kuchipudi dance form had lost its gem, he said.

Minister for Tourism and Culture Vatti Vasantha Kumar said that artistic prowess of Vedantam won him great appreciation. Officials Languages Commission chairman M.Buddha Prasad has condoled the death of Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma.