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Tribute to U Srinivas

Tribute to U Srinivas by Anil SrinivasanU. Rajesh and Krishna Kishor happened on the December 14, 2014 at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai.

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Uppalapu Shrinivas ( U Srinivas ) (Telugu: ఉప్పలపు శ్రీనివాస్ 28 February 1969 – 19 September 2014) was a virtuoso Indian mandolin maestro, prodigy, trailblazer and composer belonging to the classical Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India. Recognized worldwide as a colossus and the rarest of musical geniuses, Shrinivas is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music. Shrinivas pioneered the introduction of the mandolin, a western instrument, into classical Carnatic music, because he fell in love with it as a five-year old, in the same manner as three much older musicians, Varahappa Iyer, Baluswami Dikshitar, and Vadivelu, had introduced the violin into Carnatic music, two hundred years ago.

Some of the awards that Mandolin U Srinivas received:

  • Padma Shri in 1998, given by Government of India

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2010, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi

  • Sangeet Ratna

  • Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar from Sangeet Sanskriti

  • Titled Asthana Vidwan (at age 15), of the state of Tamil Nadu in July 1984, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on 1 October 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

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