M M Dandapani Desikar was born on 27th August in the year 1908. He was a renowned vocalist of Carnatic music
, composer and actor.
Dandapani Desikar was born in Tiruchengattangudi, near Nannilam in Madras Presidency
. He received his training from Manicka Desikar and Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai. He was also the son of Muthiah Desikar. For the first time, he performed in Tirumarugal. He was a Professor and Head of the Department of Music, Annamalai University for fifteen years. He acted in Tamil films including Nandanaar which was produced by S. S. Vasan.
Dandapani Desikar died on 26th June in the year 1972
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