Padma Sri U Shrinivas, a virtuoso Indian mandolin maestro and a composer belonging to the classical Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India, is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music and was a child prodigy with a rare combination of knowledge and innovation. Traditonal, but still extremely creative, with his soft enchanting eyes and an ever-smiling face, Sri Shrinivas captivated audiences of all ages. He was one of the few instrumentalists much favoured by all the music lovers and fellow musicians globally, particularly for his popular renditions of 'Ragasudha rasa', Bharati's 'Chinnanchiru kiliye', 'Raghunandana' and 'O Raghava'. Authored by Ms Bhuvana Santhanam, this book, "A Life in Music", captures the musical journey of this child prodigy, who has carved a niche not only for himself, but for the western instrument Mandolin by introducing it into the world of Carnatic music, conceiving a distinct sound and redesigning it.
The author Ms Bhuvana Santhanam hails from Dubai. Her jet setting corporate career in the field of Marketing and Communications took her to many countries around the world, and she also completed her Executive Education in Strategic Marketing Management from the Harvard Business School. Bhuvana quit her job to serve in Sri Sathya Sai Baba's mission of serving humanity, and is currently the CEO of the Communications and Publications Trust, Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutha Prakashna.
- Language: English
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutha Prakashna
- Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
- ISBN: 9788193352632, 8193352637
- Edition: 1, 2016
- Pages: 172
- Comes With a CD