THE ODYSSEY

A journey into the music world of Smt D K Pattammal is a fascinating one and one can see the dedication, commitment and the hard work that this great lady has put in through her career spanning for more than seven decades. She had a unique voice - a majestic one with uniform tonal quality. She always used her powerful voice with depth and it was full throated from the "NAbhi". Flawless rendition was her motto and she aimed for total perfection in whatever she sang, be it a krithi or Raga Alapanai or Kalpana Swaram or Neraval. She was open to new ideas as long as they were adhering to tradition. The fact that she brought out innumerable new krithis of contemporary composers of her times proves that she was innovative in her approach offering freshness to this ancient art form dating back to the Vedic age.