A child prodigy-turned master musician

Mandolin U. Shrinivas, who died in Chnenai on September 19, 2014, was a trailblazer who not only adapted the mandolin for the Carnatic genre, but also gradually criss-crossed all genres on this western instrument for his global audiences on world music platforms.

Known for having adapted a difficult electric Western instrument to the Carnatic stage with awe-inspiring success, Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.


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