Sri Uppalapu Shrinivas Passes away

Mandolin Srinivas
(28 Feb 1969 - 19 Sep 2014)
The mandolin superstar, U Srinivas (a.k.a Mandolin Srinivas) passed away today morning at 10 am in Chennai.

He had undergone a liver transplant recently, and he was recovering well. Due to some complications later on his condition went into critical and passed away in a private hospital today morning in Chennai. He was 45.

It is a serious loss to Carnatic music, it lost an innovator in the field. It has to be noted that he was one of the pioneers in bringing Mandolin to Carnatic music field.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2010. The PMO office has issued a statement mourning on the loss.

Long live his legend.

PMO office issued statement on untimely loss of U Srinivas
Source: Wikipedia, Times of India

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