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U. Srinivas
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Srinivas performing in Pune, January to December 2009
Background information
Native name
ఉప్పలపు శ్రీనివాస్
Birth name Uppalapu Srinivas
Also known as U. Srinivas, Mandolin Srinivas
Born (1969-02-28)28 February 1969
Palakollu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Origin Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 19 September 2014(2014-09-19) (aged 45)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Musician (Mandolin Maestro)
Instruments Electric Mandolin
Years active 1978–2014
Labels Real World Records
Virgin Classics/EMI
Associated acts Remember Shakti

Uppalapu Shrinivas (Telugu: ఉప్పలపు శ్రీనివాస్; 28 February 1969 – 19 September 2014), better known by his stage name U. Srinivas, was an Indian mandolinist and music educator. He performed under the Carnatic musical tradition. He was given many awards including: Padma Shri (1998) and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2010). He worked with musicians such as John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook.

Srinivas was born in Palakol, Andhra Pradesh. He was married to Sree from 1994 until their divorce in 2012. They had one son, Sai Krishna who is also known as Nani Krish.

Srinivas died from liver failure on 19 September 2014 in Chennai. He was 45.




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