A brief on Mandolin...
“ Famous mandolin player and musician Uppalapu Srinivas, popularly known as Mandolin Srinivas, died in Chennai on Friday in a private hospital due to illness. He was 45.
He was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai some days back due to liver problem and breathed his last Friday morning around 9.30, hospital officials said.”
Born Feb 28, 1969, in Palakolu, Andhra Pradesh, Mr Srinivas as a mandolin player of Carnatic music discipline was a child prodigy.
As a six-year-old boy, Mr Srinivas would play his father Satyanarayana's mandolin. His brother U. Rajesh is also a noted mandolin player.
A world renowned musician, Mr Srinivas gave his first public performance in 1978 in Andhra Pradesh. Three years later he performed at the Madras Music Season for the Indian Fine Arts Society.
Soon he started trotting the globe. In 1983, Mr Srinivas performed at the JazzFest Berlin and later toured Canada, Australia and many other countries.
Shrinivas is survived by his parents, brother Mandolin U. Rajesh and sister.
Srinivas married Sree, an IAS officer's daughter on 19 November, 1994 but she has been living away with their son for the last 16 years.
On December 2012, The Supreme Court has approved renowned Mandolin player U Srinivas' divorce with his wife U Sree on the ground that he was treated cruelly by her…
“After hearing both the sides, the apex court came to the conclusion that Srinivas has proved his case of mental cruelty.
"It has been graphically demonstrated that she had not shown the slightest concern for the public image of her husband on many occasions by putting him in embarrassing situations, leading to humiliation. She has made wild allegations about conspiracy in her husband’s family to get him married again for dowry and there is no evidence on record to substantiate the same," the bench said.
Is it not true that Compatibility is lost when one is getting more famous than the other..
U. Shrinivas runs a music school called the Shrinivas Institute of World Music (SIOWM).
Some of the awards that Mandolin U. Srinivas has received:
Padma Shree on April 12, 1998 by The President of India
Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar from Sangeet Sanskriti
Titled Asthana Vidwan of Govt. of Tamil Nadu in July 1984, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on October 1, 1990, Pillayarpatti Temple on 27 August 1995
Raja-Lakshmi Award for 1985 from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai
Mysore T. Chowdiah Memorial National Award
Sangeetha Bala Bhaskara by Sangeetha Kalanidhi M.S. Subbulakshmi
National Citizen's Award, 1991 by The President of India
Special TTK Award and Best Artist Award by the Madras Music Academy in 1983 and 1993 respectively
Rajiv Gandhi National Integration Award…
I came to know of his illness and admission to Hospital on 12/13-09-2014…but was told as lung infection.. My friend got the information from one of his disciples Vikassa Ramadas ….
But learnt later that he underwent Liver transplant…also from friends….
The reasons put forth are many…Let us not go in to them now..
On knowing this, I posted concert 262-Medolin Srinivas….above…