DKP was the first girl to hail from an orthodox Brahmin family in a small town and perform a formal stage concert in classical music and to subsequently sing for films. She was the first woman to sing the pallavi elaborately, which was a male domain till then. She was one of those rare species of a career woman, who for the sake of her growth in music, settled in marriage only at the age of twenty. During the freedom struggle, she was most willing to kindle patriotism in the nation through her music. She had the honour of singing the popular “Aaduvome pallu paaduvome” in the All India Radio, at the momentous midnight of 15th August 1947.