Awards & Recognitions

1973 – SURMANI AWARD – Sur Singar Samsad, MUMBAI

In the year 1973 Pt. Ashok Pathak received the prestigious Surmani Award of Sur Singar Samsad in Mumbai by the hands of Ustad Bismillah Khan in the presence of Begum Akhtar.

On the photo Pt. Ashok Pathak after receiving the Surmani Award from Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan is taking blessings from Begum Akhtar in presence of Singh Bandhu (student Ustad Amir Khan) organised by Mr. Brij Narayan Ji in Mumbai, 1973.

1974 – Master degree in Sitar with Gold medal and Pandit title – Allahabad University – Prayag Sangeet Samiti

Pt. Ashok Pathak receiving Sangeet Praveen Master degree in Sitar with Gold medal first-class-first and Pandit-title from great poet Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Mahadevi Verma in 1975 at the Allahabad University – Prayag Sangeet Samiti. The centre at which Pt. Ashok Pathak completed his studies in Sitar was Pt. T.L. Rana Music Centre, Kolkata, India.

1991 – INTERNATIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD – IBC, Cambridge, England

In the year 1991 Pt. Ashok Pathak received the prestigious International Man of the Year Award from the IBC, Cambridge recommended by former director of Music Conservatory of Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris) and renowned author, Patrick Moutal.

1990-1994 – Designated as Director of Gandharva Ved University by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had an interview with Pt. Ashok Pathak in Lelystad, The Netherlands before beforer he appointed Pt. Pathak as director of ‘Maharishi Gandharva Veda University’ in 1990. Maharishi Vedic Univerity was established in Vlodorp, The Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany.

1998 – Former President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma appreciated Pt. Ashok Pathak for his cultural work outside India – Delhi, India

Former President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma appreciated Pt. Ashok Pathak for his cultural work outside of India in 1998 in Delhi, India.

2004 – Performing in presence of Royal Family of Belgium for Tsunami victims

In 2004 Pt. Ashok Pathak performed in presence of Royal family and political leaders of Belgium, in a benefit concert for the Tsunami victims, in the Cathedral Sint Michelle in Belgium.

Regurlarly invited by the Ambassador of India in Gandhi Centre, The Netherlands to perform on Independence Day and Republic Day of India

Former ambassador J.S. Mukul with Pt. Ashok Pathak & Pathak Gharana Group after performing at the Independence Day celebration in Gandhi Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands in 2016.

First ICCR Foundation day celebration in The Hague

At the ICCR Foundation day celebration on the 9th of April 2019, Pt. Ashok Pathak was honored by the ICCR Foundation for his work and contribution at ICCR as the first chair visiting professor in Surinam from year 1978 till 1981.

The Gandhi Centre in The Hague now represents as the ICCR branch in The Netherlands.

“I feel very proud to be a part of the ICCR Foundation for 41 years.”

Lifetime Achievement Award

Pt. Anindo Chatterjee – India

Eminent tabla player & Sangeet Natak Awardee, discipel of Tabla Acharya Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh

Pt. Anindo Chatterjee congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium.

Ustad Shujaat Khan’s message to Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium.

Ustad Shujaat Khan – India

Sitar exponent of the Imdadkhani Gharana and
son of Legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan

Knight Dirk Brossé – Belgium

Belgian conductor & composer; Receiver of Gold medal of honor from the Flemish Parliament (2014); Title of Knight with heriditary nobelty (2013); Emmy award nominee (2012)

Knight Dirk Brossé’s message to Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Prosanta Kumar Roy congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Sir Prosanta Kumar Roy – India

Son of Maharaja Kamala Ranjan Roy, CEO Sugar & Spice restaurant

Mr. & Mrs. Christian Ledoux – France

Impresario and World Music Counsellor at
Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France

Mr. Christian & Mrs. Miriam Ledoux congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Pt. Sanju Sahai congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Pt. Sanju Sahai – UK

Torchbearer of the Benares tradition of tabla players and
son of Pt. Sharda Sahai

Mr. S. & Mrs. Maiytree Sarcar – UK

Producers & Presenters of Surtarang UK Radio [Wave of Melody] Broadcast Founder/director of Surdhwani org.
Mrs. Sarcar received many awards from the Wolverhampton council, UK.

Mr. & Mrs. Sarcar congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Pt. Nabankur Bhattacharya – France

Tabla player & Pt. Anindo Chatterjee’s discipel

Dr. Maitryee Mahatma – France

Prominent kathak dancer

Pt. Sandeep Bhattacharya – Holland

Tabla player from Benaras Gharana, based Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Discipel of Pt. Ishwar Lal Mishra

Pt. Sandeep Bhattacharya congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Allan Evans congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Mr. Allan Evans – USA

Sound Archeologist,
Founder of Arbiter of Cultural Traditions & Author

Mr. Erwin Pelgrim – Belgium

Deputy Souvenir Français of West-Flanders Belgium
and Author

Mr. Erwin Pelgrim congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Dr. A.K. Mehta congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Dr. A.K. Mehta – Holland

First Ayurvedic (BAMS) doctor in Holland & Founder of European Institute of Scientific Research on Ayurveda (EISRA), Director of PDI in India.

Mr. David Prins – Holland

Opera director and writer,
Teacher at conservertoria of Den Haag, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht and the Dutch National Opera Academy,

Mr. David Prins congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Mr. Nicolas Hazeur – Belgium

Violinist & Artistic director at Royale Academie d’ete de Wallonie, Neufchateau, Belgium

Mr. Nicolas Hazeur congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Amelia Cuni and Werner Durand congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium

Ms. Amelia Cunia & Mr. Werner Durand

Amelia Cunia
(Dhrupad singer)
Werner Durand (musician)

Mr. Francis De Souza – Holland

Curator at Tropentheatre and RASA

Francis de Souza congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Belgium