On May 21 (Friday), popular Telugu singer Jai Srinivas passed away due to Covid 19 complications and his demise has come as a big shocker for his fans and the music industry. Jai Srinivas had tested positive for Covid 19 virus, a few days before, and was admitted to a private hospital (in Secunderabad) for medical treatment. Due to low oxygen levels, he breathed his last on Friday. The fans are mourning the demise of singer Jai Srinivas on social media and people are praying their tributes on micro blogging pages.

Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao also extended his heartfelt condolences to Jai Srinivas' family members. Jai Srinivas is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Hailing from the town of Mandamarri in the Adilabad district, Jai Srinivas's original name is Neredukomma Srinivas. Jai Srinivas got his first breakthrough as a singer in the film industry after singing the patriotic hit number, 'Desam Manade Tejam Manade' from the film, Jai, directed by Teja. Jai featured Navdeep (in his debut), Santhoshi, and Ayesha Jhulka in the lead roles and had music scored by Anoop Rubens. Following the massive success of the 'Desam Manade' song, Jai Srinivas went on to sing in movies like Veedhi, Raja Rani, Ongole Gitta, Jenda Pai Kaipraju, and more.

Jai Srinivas was also widely known for his devotional and traditional folk songs which became popular among the Telugu people. His demise is a big loss for the music industry and let us pray for his departed soul to rest in peace.