M.A.Krishnaswamy on DKP

A lifetime opportunity and experience of accompanying musical legend Smt.D.K.Pattammal

I had the privilege of accompanying on violin and got the blessings of the music legend Sangeehta Kalanidhi Smt. D.K .Pattammal. I got this opportunity to accompany her on violin though I was young because of Smt. DKP s son Shri I Sivakumar. When I started accompanying Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan I got introduced to this great musical legend Smt.DKP, though my father has accompanied her on violin many times and our family was in touch for a very long period of time.

Almost daily I used to get the blessings of Smt.DKP and Shri Iswaran when they would be sitting in the portico in the evening hours, I would visit their house on the way to performance of Dr Nithyasree Mahadevan. Often myself and Shri I Sivakumar will go together for Dr Nithysaree Mahadevan ‘s concert.

With the blessings of Smt.DKP , I was blessed with my child M.K.Ananthlakshmi , because she will bless me and my wife wholeheartedly whenever we visited their house. It is always a great experience whenever we met her.

Though she is smiling and charming there is always an inner strength ,strictness and discipline towards the music she practices, there is no compromise on the values of music she envisages.

Who can forget her great smiling face whenever one utters Smt DKP’s name. The broad face with a big Kumkum in the forehead always invites respect from everybody. I accompanied Smt.DKP, in SICA Hyderabad and she encouraged me in the dias and this opportunity I consider as my lifetime achievement. Simplicity and Patanthra sudham is the hallmark of Smt.DKP which everyone should follow to be a good karnatic musician. Now as I am almost a family member of this great legend Smt. DKP. There is no words to express my gratitude to Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan, because of whom I got the opportunity to accompany this great legend.

Shri Sivakumar and Smt Lalitha Sivakumar. Smt Gayatri Sundara Raman and Dr.Shri Sundara raman are great in all repects because they always took a affectionate care towards me. To put in a nutshell I am happy that I got the opportunity to move with this great legends of Karnatic music.