Uppalappu Shrinivas is rather well known for his expertise with Mandolin is no more with us. The genius, who introduced Mandolin for the first time with traditional Carnatic music has bid adieu this morning because of liver failure.
He started his career at the age of 9 in the famous ‘Thyagaraja Aradhana’ festival and soon got a chance to perform in the Madras Music Season, a prestigious annual event which takes place every December.
‘Sangeeta Ratna’, ‘Sangeeta Kala Bushan’ & India’s fourth highest civilian award ‘Padma Shri’ were some of the notable awards he got to his name. In an attempt to take Indian music to the global arena, Shrinvas collaborated with renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman and Michael Brook.
TamilWire pray for the young soul to rest in peace, and may his family gets the much needed strength to overcome his loss.