All successful performers may not be successful gurus and vice versa. But DKP was both a successful performer as well as guru who didn't think twice about imparting her knowledge to her beloved students. Beginning with Sangitha Kalanidhi Sri D K Jayaraman who was also her own brother and her pride and joy followed by her daughter in law Smt Lalitha Sivakumar, she has trained hundreds of students in the field of Carnatic Classical Music.