Kalaimamani Smt. D.Pattammal was a musician, musicologist and Vageyakara. Born in Lalgudi and brought up in Tanjore she has composed over 650 songs in Tamil and is one of the few vageyakaras to compose songs in all the melakartha ragas. Her compilation of over 5000 ragas is classified in Ragapravaham. She has won many prizes in the competitions held by Music Academy, Indian Fine Arts and others in the 1950s. In 1994 the Tamilnadu govt awarded her the title "Kalaimamani". Read more...

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