Ustad Bismillah Khan
Left: Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pt. Ashok Pathak performed at the Surdas Music Conference presented by artistic director Mr. Swadesh Sanyal in Rabindra Sadan, Calcutta, 1977.
Right: Pt. Ashok Pathak after receiving the Surmani Award from Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan taking blessings from Begum Akhtar in presence of Singh Bandhu (student Ustad Amir Khan) organised by Mr. Brij Narayan Ji in Mumbai, 1973.
Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Pt. Ashok Pathak was invited to congratulate Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia in concert on his 75th birthday celebration in Meervaart Theater, Amsterdam.
Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia invited Pt. Ashok Pathak as an external examinator at the conservatory in Rotterdam (Codarts).
Maharaja Dr. Karan Singh
Left: Padma Vibhushan Maharaja Dr. Karan Singh (Indian politician and philanthropist) congratulating Pt. Ashok Pathak after his concert in Delhi, 1978
Right: Pt. Ashok receiving Sangeet Praveen Master degree in Music from Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Mahadevi Verma in 1976 at the Allahabad University – Prayag Sangeet Samiti.
Vidushi Mahadevi Verma
Pt. Ravi Shankar
Left: Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar meeting Pt. Ashok Pathak after concert. Pt. Ravi Shankar appreciated the school of Pathak Gharana and always mentioned the name of his idol sitar legend Pt. Rameshwar Pathak in his books.
Right: In 1992 Pt. Ravi Shankar meeting Pt. Ashok Pathak after concert organised by John Eijlers. They were talking about what Pt. Ashok Pathak was doing in NEtherlands and he told about being a teacher lecturer at the world music school and examiner of Conservatory Rotterdam. Pt. Ravi Shankar was happy hearing that Pt. Ashok Pathak was busy spreading the knowledge of Indian classical music in Europe.
Left: Pt. Ravi Shankar introducing Pt. Ashok Pathak to his daughter Anoushka Shankar after concert in Amsterdam in 2001.
Lata Mangeshkar N.Mukesh
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Meeting Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ali Akbar Khan sarod maestro after concert where Pt. Ashok Pathak en Pt. Vinode Pathak played at the same stage before Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. At the Surdas Music Conference in Kolkata, Ravidra Sadan in December, 1976. Organised by Shr Mr. and Mrs Swadesh Sanyal. Introduced by R. Sanyal after meeting Ustad Ali Akbar after 10 years when he came at the Pathak ’s house at Ballygunge.
Pt. Mahapurush Mishra
Legendary tabla maestro Pt. Mahapurush Mishra of Benares Gharana student of Pt. Anokhelal Mishra playing with Pt. Ashok Pathak on sitar in the year 1977 at Surdas Music Conference in Kolkata (Ravindra Sadan).
Pt. Ramchatur Mallick
Pt. Ashok Pathak with famous dhrupad singer Pt. Ramchatur Mallick and court musician of Darbhanga. He was awarded with the Sangeet Natak Academy award in 1969. He also is the maternal granduncle from Pt. Ashok Pathak’s mother’s side (Vidya Devi Pathak).
Pt. Gopal Das
Pt. Gopal Das, famous pakhawaj player in concert together with Pt. Ashok Pathak on the surbahar at Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi on the occasion of late Pt. Balaram Pathak’s tribute concert in year 1998.
Pt. Rajan Mishra
Pt. Ashok Pathak with Pt. Rajan Mishra (of famous singing duo Rajan-Sajan Mishra) in Germany Hamburg in 1991 giving workshop and concerts at Maharishsi Mahesh Yogi University. Pt. Ashok Pathak was the director of the Gandharva Ved Music of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi University and was showing the hall where the performance was decided.
H.R. Chin A Sen – Former President of Surinam
Former President of Surinam H.R. Chin A Sen meeting Pt. Ashok Pathak and all the musicians of the Cultural Centre Paramaribo in Surinam in year 1981. Pt. Ashok Pathak was appointed as a visiting professor from ICCR for the period of three years from 1979 to 1982.
Pt. Ramashish Pathak
Pt. Ramashish Pathak, Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee playing with Pt. Ashok Pathak at a rehearsal in New Delhi. They played many times together, among which several times at the Darbhanga Durga Puja Festival in Bihar.