ABOUT DR. VIDYADHAR OKE
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke is a medical doctor, M.B.B.S, M.D (Bombay) and trained in Management/Clinical Research at the London Business School, Wellcome Foundation, Oxford Workshops(U.K), and Duke University in North Carolina (U.S.A); contributed for 28 years in the Pharmaceutical field working as a 'Medical Director/President' for the Indian business of companies such as Burroughs Wellcome, Glaxo, Wockhardt and Nicholas Piramal.
He worked on the panel of experts on the Board of Studies, University of Mumbai and National and International bodies of Pharmaceutical manufacturers in India. At 52 years, he left the Pharmaceutical field to invest life in Music Research.
AS an ASTROLOGer
Dr. Oke is an expert in Indian, European and Chinese Astrology and has authored 2 books on the Chinese astrological systems of self-management and behaviour. He has delivered lectures and written several newspaper articles on astrology and also offers personal consultation from his office.
accompanying Asha Bhosale (Doordarshan, 1978)
accompanying Late Pt. Govindrao Patwardhan (Doordarshan, 1982)
Accompanying late Pta. Manik Verma (USA, 1987)
Accompanying Late Pt. Govindrao Patwardhan (Private concert, 1991)
At Alladiya Khan Saheb Samaroha (Mumbai,1995)
At a private concert (Mumbai, 2006)
Dr. Oke in a private concert (Manchester, UK, 1991)
Dr. Oke at the BMM convention (Houstan, USA, 1995)
A third generation Harmoniumist, Dr. Oke learned Harmonium from Maestro Late Pandit Govind Patwardhan.
His first public performance was a Harmonium Solo in 1972 on Mumbai Doordarshan. He had several recordings on T.V., and gave solo performances in prestigious conferences in India, UK and USA. He accompanied on Harmonium stalwarts including Asha Bhosle on Bombay TV, Manik Varma in her 22 Concert tour of USA in 1987, and Vasantrao Deshpande in many concerts.
He has done extensive research work on 22 shrutis of Indian Classical Music, and has invented/created the following:
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Dr. Oke's work through the last 4 decades have been appreciated with a lot of honours and awards. Some of them mentioned below: