About Dr. Vidyadhar Oke


Dr. Vidyadhar Oke

Dr.Oke, 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.

Dr. Vidyadhar Oke

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.

Dr. Vidyadhar Oke

Dr.Oke has received

  • Bandubhaiyya Chougule Puraskar (Indore)
  • Appasaheb Jalgaokar Puraskar (Ganavardhan, Pune)
  • Keshavrao Bhosale Award by Govt. of Maharashtra
  • Thane Bhushan Award (Thane Municipal Corporation)
  • Thane Nagar Ratna Award (Nagar Vikas Manch)
  • Thane Manabindu Award (Maharashtra Times-Indradhanu)
  • Anil Mohile Award (Siddhakala Academy)
  • Swa.Savarkar Award (Savarkar Nyasa)
  • Dr.Sharadini Dahanukar Hirvai Sanman (K.E.M.Hospital)
  • Swara-Kranti Award (Nadabrahma)
  • Best Music Director Award (Maharashtra Times) for Drama : Dnyanoba Maza
  • Surmani (Sur Singar Samsad)
  • Leadership through Innovation Award (Wockhardt)

Dr. Vidyadhar Oke

Dr.Oke, a third generation Harmoniumist, learned Harmonium from Maestro Late Pandit Govindrao 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 Bhosale on Bombay TV, Manik Varma in her 22 Concert tour of USA in 1987, and Vasantrao Deshpande in many concerts.

He did exemplary research on 22 shrutis of Indian Classical Music, and has invented / created

  • "22-Shruti-Harmonium" The world's only patented 22-Shruti-Harmonium.
  • "22-Shruti-Metallophone" The world's only 22-Shruti-Metallophone.
  • "22-Shruti-Veena" The world's only calibrated 22-Shruti-Veena.
  • "22-Shruti-Tanpura" The world’s 1st calibrated 22-Shruti-Tanpura.
  • "Musical Frequency Analyzer" The world's only digital instant sound analyzer.
  • "22-Shruti-Institute" The world's only educational institute for 22 shrutis.
  • "Shruti-Nipun" The world’s 1st and only Educational Course on 22 shrutis.
  • 22 Shruti Website : www.22shruti.com The world's 1st website for 22 shrutis.
  • "22 Shruti Books"
    • "22 Shrutis and Melodium " (English)
    • "22 Shrutis" (Marathi)
    • "Shrutigeeta" (Marathi)


Dr. Vidyadhar Oke

Dr. Vidyadhar Oke with Asha Bhosale Dr. Oke accompanying Asha Bhosale at a Doordarshan recording in 1978.
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke with Pta. Manik Verma Dr. Oke accompanying Pta. Manik Verma in a concert in the USA 1987.
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke with Pt. Govindrao Patwardhan Dr. Oke accompanying the maestro Late Pt. Govindrao Patwardhan at a Doordarshan concert in 1982
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke with Pt. Govindrao Patwardhan Dr. Oke accompanying the maestro Late Pt. Govindrao Patwardhan at a private concert in 1991
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke at Mancheter, UK Dr. Oke in a private concert at Manchester, UK in 1991.
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke playing the harmonium at the BMM convention in Houstan, USA in 1995 Dr. Oke playing the harmonium at the BMM convention in Houstan, USA in 1995
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke at Alladiya Khan Saheb Samaroha Dr. Vidyadhar Oke playing the harmonium at Alladiya Khan Saheb Samaroha in Mumbai in 1995.
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Dr. Vidyadhar Oke at a private concert in Mumbai Dr. Oke at a private concert in Mumbai in 2006.
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