CHENNAI: Renowned carnatic and Tamil film playback singer D.K. Pattammal died here on Thursday. She was 90.
Pattammal was a part of the female trinity of carnatic music, with two other popular musicians MS Subbulakshmi and ML Vasanthakumari, who were instrumental in the large scale initiation of women into the main stream carnatic music world.
She was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1971 and 1998.