Achievements and awards

Pandit Ashok Pathak has been awarded with many national and international honours.

In 1971 he received the Surmani (Gem of Melody) award from Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan at the Sur Singar Samsad in Mumbai.

In 1974 the prestigious Prayag Sangeet Samiti honoured Pandit Ashok Pathak with a gold medal and the academic Pandit title in recognition of his extraordinary Sitar skills. Both these honours were handed over to Panditji by a great poet of India, Padma Vibhushan Mahadevi Verma.

In 1991 Panditji received the 'International Man of the Year' award and the Doctor title from International Biographical Centre of Cambridge in recognition for his services to music.

Furthermore, the former President of India Mr. Shankar Dayal Sharma awarded him for his cultural work outside India.

In the year 2014 Panditji received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sangit Academy in Belgium.

Special Messages

From friends all over the world

After receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, panditji received much love and respect from all over the world. Below we have shared some of those messages.