Awards and Achievements of Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj

Over a long and distinguished music career, Dr Gokulotsavji has won many international awards and accolades from fellow musicians. He is honored with Padma Shree by Government of India, Tansen National Award, D. Lit National award and twice with Presidents gold medal award, Hindustan Times Lifetime Achievement Award to name few.

Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji's brief about his awards and achievements is as:

  • Padma Shree by Government of India
  • National Tansen Samman Award
  • D.lit National Award
  • President Award twice
  • Swar Samman, New Delhi
  • Hindustan Times Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Abhinav Sangeet Ratna
  • Ustad Amir Khan Memorial Award
  • Shrestha Kala Acharya
  • Sangeet Vishwa Martand
  • Tan Samrat
  • Shatabdi Samman  - International PVP Parishad
  • Honorary Trustee of Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • Special 'Top' Grade of Aakashwani and Doordarshan
  • Published number of popular cassettes and CD recordings
  • Dr Rajni Nagar completed her Ph. D. on the life achievements of Panditji from Vikram Unversity which is a landmark in Indian History.
  • Member of ICCR
  • Trustee of Bharat Bhavan
  • Judge to the First Court of Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P. - First 5 star university of India (Appointed by Government of India)
     

Some years before this, the Urdu service of All India Radio had received angry letters from its listeners in Pakistan, who pointed out that in a programm featuring Khan Sahib, another name had been wrongly announced. Even experienced music listeners were misled. It was indeed Gokulotsavji who had sung Khan Sahib’s compositions and was presented with an Ustad Amir Khan Memorial Award. Gokulotsavji said “It’s my misfortune that I could never meet Khan Sahib, but I listened to his recordings over and over again, and tried to emulate the spirit behind his music."He has a mind-boggling collection of Khan Sahib’s recordings which include even thumris, ghazals, and qawwalis besides khayals.“ which add up to around 3500-4000 hours, with rare ragas like Sarparda, Zurtabi, Shankara, Nayki, Kanhada, Hem, Kalingra, Lachchasakh, Chayanat, and Khemkalyan.

Gokulotsavji has received accolades from Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad N Aminuddin Khan Dagar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Ram Narayan and many more.

Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj honored with Padma Shree By President of India
Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj honored with Padma Shree By President of India
Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj honored with Tansen National Award
Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj honored with Tansen National Award
Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj honored with D. Lit National Award by Governor of MP, Mr Balram Jakhar
Dr Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj honored with D. Lit National Award by Governor of MP, Mr Balram Jakhar
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