ONE MORE PRICELESS SOUL LEAVES MUSIC BEHIND -MANDOLIN U SRINIVAS …
ONE MORE PRICELESS SOUL LEAVES MUSIC BEHIND -MANDOLIN U SRINIVAS RENOWNED MUSICIAN LEAVES FOR HEAVENLY ABODE AT 45
Chennai: Renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away in Chennai on Friday morning. He was just 45 years old. U Srinivas was popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas. Shrinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with the world renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 at a very young age of just 29. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2010.
Shrinivas was born on February 28, 1969, in Palakol in Andhra Pradesh. At the age of six he picked up his father Satyanarayana’s mandolin. Upon realising the talent of his son, his father started teaching him. Soon, Satyanarayana’s guru, Rudraraju Subbaraju, realized the potential of U. Shrinivas and started teaching him. Since Rudraraju Subbaraju did not know how to play the mandolin he would just sing and U. Shrinivas would play it on the mandolin. His brother U. Rajesh is also an accomplished mandolin player.U. Shrinivas made his first public Carnatic concert performance in 1978 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, during the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival.
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