Noted scholar and editor of Bhakti Nivedana T.P. Sriramachandracharyulu passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday evening.

He was cremated at Adavivaram on Thursday. He is survived by wife, four sons, the youngest of them film lyrist Kulasekhar, and three daughters. He was popularly known as MA Chitti for being the first from Simhachalam to pass MA in Telugu with a first class. A former HoD of Telugu of Mrs. A.V.N. College, he was a regular commentator at Kalynostavam of Sri Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy at Simhachalam and published Krishnamayya, a compilation of several Keertanas penned by Kanta Krishnamacharyulu on the lord of Simhachalam.