Remembering music legend Mandolin U Shrinivas on his 48th birth anniversary, music director Devi Sri Prasad launched a song Gurave Namaha, on Tuesday. As an ode to the veteran musician, the song will be available online including iTunes, YouTube and other platforms. DSP tells CE, “Shrinivas anna was pure genius. If we talk about the history of Indian classical music, his name would be on top. I’ve composed this four-minute song in raga Keeravani, which was his favourite. Whenever he used to spot me at his concerts, he’d play the raga and smile at me.”
While the lyrics have been written by Sanskrit pandit Sri Jonnavitthula, there’s a video footage that has been compiled as well. “I conceptualised this song in a way that all the seven notes talk about the qualities of my guru. I wanted this song to be in Sanskrit and approached Jonnavitthula. Many fans of Shrinivas had sent us rare clippings of his from various parts of the world. I thank each of them for their contribution towards this,” he smiles.
Source: The New Indian Express