Ace singer no more
July 17, 2009

Noted carnatic singer DK Pattammal expired at her residence in Chennai yesterday (July 16th). The singer was 90 and died due to old age ailments. She was survived by her husband and two sons.

DK Pattammal has sung in about 100 films and they were all based on carnatic music only. She has been awarded several top honors by the government including the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Kalaimamani etc. Pattammal also actively took part in the freedom movement and ensured that her stage shows featured Bharathiar’s songs to instill the freedom spirit among her audience.

The singer’s granddaughter Nityashree Mahadevan is a singer in her own right.

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