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Obituary: Mandolin U. Shrinivas

Child prodigy-turned master musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45) passed away at 9 a.m. at a private hospital in the city on Friday following a lung infection. He had been ailing for some time and had recently undergone a liver transplant.

Mandolin Shrinivas, as he came to be known, was reportedly being treated for liver failure at the Apollo Hospital. Although a man of clean habits, friends told The Hindu that he and had ignored an infection for a long while.



1969-2014

Achievements

  • He was a Child Prodigy.
  • Started playing music at the age of 6.
  • Made his first public performance at the age of 8 in 1978
  • Became the first South India Carnatic music artist to perform at the Cenvantino Festival in Mexico in 1987
  • He was the recipient of Padma Shri (1998), Mysore T. Chowdiah Memorial National Award (1992), Sangeet Natak Akademi award (2010) and Kalaimamani Award (1991)
  • Was titled the Asthana Vidwan of Govt. of Tamil Nadu in 1984.
  • The master musician had performed with various western artists as well as with Hindustani music artists.
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>A child prodigy-turned master musician

Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.

>Mandolin Shrinivas passes away

Child prodigy-turned master musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45) passed away at 9 a.m. at a private hospital in Chennai

>Mandolin Shrinivas, the child prodigy, is no more

A permanent smile on his face and with joy apparent while playing his instrument, he created waves in the Carnatic music world.

>PM condoles death of musician U. Shrinivas

Mr. Modi recalled the mandolin maestro’s long-standing contribution to music.

>Palacol mourns its child prodigy

Grief overtook the cultural capital of West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh as news of his untimely death spread.



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