Mandolin U.Srinivas, who passed away in 2014, was himself a child prodigy, who brought in his own style of performing music on the mandolin. It was he who introduced DSP to mandolin at a very young age, and impressed with the young boy’s potential, Srinivas wanted DSP to become a mandolin player like him. Over the years, after turning music director in film industry, DSP had made his admiration towards his guru quite evident
Devi Sri Prasad says, “The greatness of a Guru cannot be expressed in words. Hence, he thought it would be apt for him to dedicate his reverence to his Guru, Mandolin U Srinivas Gaaru through a song for his birthday yesterday, 28th February.
DSP has conceptualised, composed and sung the song, and also played the Mandolin. Sri Jonnavithula garu has written the lyrics of the song in Sanskrit. He composed this song in Keeravani raaga, which is one of the most favourite raagas of my Guru Sri Mandolin Srinivas anna. He conceptualised the song in such a way that each of the 7 notes explains one incomparable divine quality of my Guru. He wanted this song to be in Sanskrit to make it more musical and universal as my Guru has fans all over the world.
DSP wishes to see this video reaching millions of his Guru’s fans. On the same day, like every year, Mandolin Rajesh (Brother of Mandolin Srinivas) and DSP, along with SS International Live, are organising a tribute concert for Sri Mandolin Srinivas called “The Great MANdolin”. The concert will feature legendary musicians like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Drums Shivamani, Mandolin Rajesh and many more amazing artistes. DSP will also be performing along with these illustrious musicians.
Watch his dedication, Guruve Namaha.