In 1950, she performed a live concert in front of invited audience for All India Radio in Delhi. The audience had renowned dignitaries like Sri T T Krishnamachari, Justice T L Venkatrama Iyer and Sri S A Venkatraman. When she was about to begin the concert, the stage began trembling. An earthquake panic spread in seconds and several people including her accompanists, began running out. Our one and only DKP, refused to budge to natures' warning and decided that she would do her duty and part with her life while singing, if that is indeed what she was destined for. She began her concert and in a few minutes, when things settled, people got back to their seats.