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Mandolin U.Srinivas Expired..

u srinivas_mandolin_srinivas Mandolin U. Srinivas, an acclaimed  mandolin player of carnatic musical school, expired at at 9 a.m. at a private hospital in Chennai. His health was deteriorated, and  liver transplantation was  done recently.  Srinivas, a native of   Palakol from  Andhra Pradesh, was born  on February 28, 1969.  He introduced western electric instrument to Carnatic Music through revolutionary approach, which was panned  by traditional Carnatic versatile musicians.  Entire musical fraternity expressed deep shock and sympathy for the sudden demise of  mandoline genius. In the words of Balasubramanyam, an eminent & versatile singer,  Srinivas had elevated  Indian music to International level.  “A big part of my musical journey ended today with U Srinivas .. Devastated.”  Tweeted Shankar Mahadevan.

Deeply saddened by sudden passing of U. Srinivas, renowned Carnatic musician & legendary Mandolin player. My condolences to family members.- Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh.

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