Ashok Pathak may be the current bearer from the torch for the Pathak gharana of dhrupad performers. He takes on the sitar and surbahar similarly well, using the surbahar financing itself easier to the historic and stately dhrupad (which is usually correctly a vocal type). Taught completely by his dad, the innovative Balaram Pathak, Ashok was an early on performer on several devices, from whence he created his design of playing. He also pulls influences from your Mallick gharana on his mother’s part of the family members (which include the observed C.N. Mallick, known in the Western world as Ravi Shankar’s pakawaj participant) aswell as the renowned Dagar family members, who were close friends towards the Pathaks. After finding a experts degree through the Praya Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad, Pathak spent 15 years as a musical instrument constructor in Calcutta before shifting to European countries where he today performs, information, and teaches on the Hague. Ashok provides four albums to his credit, the biggest release being Globe Arbiter’s Ancient Courtroom Raga Customs from 2001.