Ashok Patki was born on 25th, August 1941 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He works as Music Director and Composer predominantly in Marathi and Konkani languages. Apart from Marathi films he also has composed music for theatres, televisions and many single songs.
Patki practised Tabla and Harmonium in his early days. He assisted his work for legends like S D Burman, Shankar Jaikishan, R D Burman, Robin Banerjee. He started his music career in 1969 and is continuing till now.
Ashok Patki shot to fame with his song promoting national integration "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara". Patki composed thi music, arranged by Louis Banks and lyrics written by Piyush Pandey. The song is considered as "The Unofficial Indian Anthem".
Patki has received awards like Maharashtra State Film Awards, National Film Awards, MICTA Marathi International Cinema and Theatre Awards, Sursingar Puraskar, V Shantaram Puraskar.
He has started a music school in Pune focusing on light and semi-classical Hindustani music name as "Sanchari Gurukul" in 2013.