Popular carnatic musician Mandolin Srinivas.U passed away in the early hours of 19 September, 2014 in Apollo Hospital, Chennai. Born on 28 February, 1969 in Palakol, Andhra Pradesh, Uppalapu Srinivas became popular as Mandolin Srinivas at very young age.
After making his debut in 1978 at a public performance, he was hailed as child prodigy. He is survived by his father Sathyanarayana and brother Mandolin U. Rajesh. Srinivas was decorated with prestigious awards like Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award.