IKANAINA-PUSHPALATIKA

Sri Vidyaala Narasimhulu Naidu - nephew of Sri Tirupathi Narayanaswami Naidu

Vidyalaya Narasimhulu Naidu

DKP owed her knowledge of Varnams, Pallavis, Jaavalis and Nadai Pallavis in particular to Sri Vidyaala Narasimhulu Naidu, nephew of Sri Tirupathi Narayanaswami Naidu. DKP mastered the art and science of pallavi singing through his guidance. She also owed to Sri Vidyaala Narasimhulu Naidu, for teaching her some of the great compositions of his uncle Sri Tirupathi Narayanaswami Naidu, the popular ones - 'Endubodura' in 'Saveri' and 'Ikanaina naa' in raga 'Pushpalathika'. These krithis were some of her favourites and were included in her concerts very frequently.