Damal Krishnaswamy --------(28 March 1919 16 July 2009) was a prominent Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages.
D. K. Pattammal and her contemporaries M. S. Subbulakshmi and M. L. Vasanthakumari were popularly referred to as the \"female trinity of Carnatic Music.\"
Pattammal has been appreciated all over the world by Carnatic music lovers. This trio initiated the entry of women into mainstream Carnatic Music.
D. K. Pattammal has received several awards and titles throughout her career. Most notably these include the title Gana Saraswathi bestowed on her by the musician Tiger Varadachariar, the Sangeetha Sagara Ratna title, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1961, the Sangeetha Kalanidhi (considered the highest accolade in Carnatic music) in 1970, the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1971, and the
Padma Vibhushan, India\'s second-highest civilian honor, in 1998. Pattammal was also elected Fellow of Sangeet