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D.K.Pattammal - A fact sheet
Name : Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal

Period : March 28, 1919 To July 16, 2009

Parents : Krishnaswamy Dikshitar and Rajammal

Brothers : Jayaraman & Ranganathan

Husband : R. Eswaran

Sons : Sivakumar and Lakshmankumar

Awards : Sangita Kalanidhi (1970)
Padma Bhushan (1971)
Padma Vibushan (1999)
Kalidas Samman (1998-99)
Gana Saraswati title conferred on her by Tiger Varadachari

1st public concert : At Madras Rasika Ranjani Sabha in 1932

Inspiration : Naina Pillai, Rajaratnam Pillai, Ranganathan

Teachers : Ambi Dikshitar, T.L.Venkatrama Iyer, Papanasam Sivan, Appadurai Acchari, Vidyala Narsimhalu Naidu, N.S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar, Vaidyanathan, Kancheepuram P.B. Srinivasan and Chinnamma

Pattern followed : Ariyakudi and Naina Pillai

First film song : In Thyaga Bhoomi

Trend-setter : First Brahmin woman to give public concerts
                                  First woman to handle RTP (ragam, thanam and pallavi)