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D K Pattammal 

One of the pioneers among women, D K Pattammal was known for her indefatigable efforts towards perfection. She enhanced and enriched her repertoire and knowledge by learning from several eminent masters. Her forte was Ragam Tanam Pallavi and Dikshitar kritis. Pattammal is reputed for her purity of style and impeccable diction. She was the first Brahmin woman to take to the stage when it was considered a taboo and also the first to have the great mridangam maestro Palghat Mani Iyer as her accompanist, who volunteered to do so because he was impressed with her musicianship.


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