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Smt D.K Pattammal the well known Carnatic musician is no more.She was 90 and a Padma Vibhushan title holder and she made Bharathyar's songs popular.
Let us pay our respectful homage to the departed soul.

Asked by radhakrishnan, 17 Jul '09 07:51 am
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Pattammal\'s contribution has been that of a pioneer. She it was that emerged as the role model for other women singers by daring to do on the concert stage what had earlier been proscribed. Manodharma was nor her forte, may be, but she deployed her mastery of laya to render ragam-thanam-pallavi as no woman had even attempted to do before. She broke the ice not with a pickax but with an icebreaker of a ship. Many a male chauvinist musician has perforce acknowledged that, yes, indeed women can sing like men -- that at least Pattammal could.By breaking barriers, D. K. Pattammal became a pioneer in the field of Carnatic music, dominated by men.
Answered by inquisitive, 17 Jul '09 08:18 am

 
  
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Carnatic and Tamil film playback singer D.K. Pattammal died here Thursday. She was 90.
She died at her home here of old age-related complications, family sources said.
Pattammal was part of the female trinity of carnatic music, with two other popular musicians M.S. Subbulakshmi and M.L. Vasanthakumari, who were instrumental in the large scale initiation of women into the main stream carnatic music world.
She was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1971 and 1998.
Pattammal was also conferred with various titles like Gana Saraswathi by musician Tiger Varadachariar, Sangeetha Sagara Ratna, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1961 and the Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1970. She was elected Fellow of Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1992.
Pattammal gave her first radio performance at the age of 10 and three years later a public concert in then Madras.
The singer was considered an authority on the compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar and had also sung the compositions of Papanas ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 17 Jul '09 08:08 am

 
  
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