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U. Srinivas

Born: February 28 1969
Born in: Palakollu, West Godavari Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India
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U. Srinivas

Uppalapu Srinivas (28 February 1969 – 19 September 2014) was a virtuoso Indian mandolin maestro and composer belonging to the classical Carnatic musical tradition. Srinivas was one of the most globally beloved South Indian musicians and is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music." Over his career, he toured across the world, and collaborated with John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook. At a very young age he was internationally viewed as the successor to Pandit Ravi Shankar.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 by Government of India, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009. He was an ardent devotee of the Paramacharya of Kanchi. He was also a follower and devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and had performed before him on several occasions.