Bharathiar Kavithaigal

Bharathir Kavidaigal(photo)

In 1930, when DKP Amma was around 10 years old, the Freedom Fighter of Kanchipuram, Dr P S Srinivasan asked her to sing a prayer song for the Indian National Congress Meeting, in which Mahatma Gandhiji was invited to give a speech. When little Patta didn't know what song to select for this unique occasion, Dr P S Srinivasan gave her a copy of Subramania Bharathiar's Poetry Collection. She was so inspired by the book and was awe-struck. She chose to sing 'Veera Sudhanthiram Vendi Ninraarkku', and tuned it herself.