Uppalapu Srinivas a famous Carnatic musician and mandolin player passed way in a private hospital in Chennai this morning. He was 45. Popularly known as Mandolin Shrinivas he was admitted to Apollo Hospital some days back due to liver problem. The hospital officials said that the legendary musician breathed his last at around 9.30 am on Friday morning. Born Feb 28 1969 in Palakolu Andhra Pradesh Srinivas as a mandolin player of Carnatic music discipline was a child prodigy. As a six-year-old boy Srinivas would play his father Satyanarayana's mandolin. His brother U. Rajesh is also a noted mandolin player.