Dr. Ashok Sharma
Dr. Ashok Sharma
Dr. Ashok Sharma founded Pt.
Baijnath Sharma Prachya Vidya Shodh Sansthan in year 2005 in rememberance of his
late father Pt. Baijnath Sharma.
Dr. Sharma was a complete man of this time. He maintained the legacy of his
forefathers very well. He is known today as a scholar in ancient sciences in our
scared books like Vedas and Brahmin Granths and he spread his
message of ancient Hindu philosophy and sciences in many a countries.
He took birth in the parentage of late Sh. Baijnath Sharma, who was a renowned
astrologer, inventor and Homeopath of his time, on 9th Oct 1947 at
Hathras. He was nurtured in a family where all the time the front room was
filled with the learned astrologers, Pundits and who’s who of Hathras. So
right from his childhood he was fond of learning new things and writing poems
and was a good speaker in debates & logical discussions.
He was a good player of Hockey in his school team and was the first President of
Students Union in his college i.e. PC Bagla Degree College, when he was doing
there his BA degree. Then he went to Allahabad for higher studies; There he
completed his MA in Hindi with 2nd rank in Allahabad University in
year 1971. He did M Phil with the subject “Swatantroyattar Hindi Kavita Mein
Lok Jeevan” from Allahabad University in 1977. He was an avid reader and
poet in his college years. As Allahabad was the main hub of Hindi poetry so he
joined the “Nayi Kavita” bandwagon and he performed in many Kavi
Sammelans attended by senior poets of that time like Mahadevi Verma, Suryakant
Tripathi “Nirala”, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi etc... Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi wrote
Preface for One of his poem collection.
In his Allahabad years, he wrote so many poems and essays, which were later
published in various poem collections and different magazines like Kadambini,
Dharmyug etc. He was a regular speaker on the AIR Allahabad Radio on different
subjects. His poems have deep feelings of sorrow and joy with a great positive
Till late in his life he had some distinct and special habits of reading and
thinking, He preferred to read a book in one sitting. He read “Soor Sagar”
in one sitting as his friends tell. Apart from being a Hindi scholar he had a
good acumen in Math also and when he prepared horoscopes, without using
calculators, he does calculations in his mind.
He retired as a Reader in Hindi at D S College, Aligarh in 2009. He was married
to Smt. Asha Sharma in 1974 and had four sons. He earned fame and social respect
with his another virtue that is Astrology. His family is known for Astrology
and Panditya, So with his job as a reader he earned fame as an Astrologer
also. He is member of “Astrological Research Projects” and “Vishwa Jyotish
Vidyapeeth”, Calcutta. He delivered lectures on Shri Mad Bhagwat and Shri
Mad Bhagwat Gita at various parts of India.
As a Hindi Reader he had written so many schoolbooks for Hindi and Sanskrit,
these books are being taught in many CBSE schools. He was invited time to time
by many universities and institutions for lectures and seminars on Hindi and
Sanskrit like Agra University, JNU, Aligarh Muslim University, Ruhelkhand
University, LIC of India, and Railway Boards etc. More than 10 students were
awarded Doctorate degrees under his able guidance.
There are so many published works by him; few of these are “Jawahar Jyoti”,
“Anang”, “Main Hastakshar Nahin Karoonga”, “Man
Sampati”, “Dadhichi” etc.
Beside all these he was working on a research work on ancient sciences. He
proved that ancient Sanskrit scriptures contain a lot of codified Math and
Physics methods and formulations. He presented a lecture in Agra University on “The
measurement system in Ancient India” regarding the same.
He also visited many foreign lands for Hindi/ Sanskrit teaching, lectures on
Hindu Philosophy and on Hindu religious books. He was invited by societies from
Canada & USA to deliver lectures on Hindi, Sanskrit, Gita and Hindu philosophy
many a times. He visited Newzeland, Australia and Fizi to deliver lectures. His
lectures were also aired by the Radio Jhilmil (Hindi FM Radio channel in
He was also awarded by many societies for his outstanding work on Hindu
philosophy, some of them are –
- Geeta Gyan Society, BC, Canada
- Sanatan Dharam Ramayan Mandli of Fiji
- Vedic Hindu Society of Surry
- Sangam educational & Cultural Society, Richmond
- Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Hathras
- Shyam Dhara, Hathras
As a social figure he was elected President of “Sanatan Dharam Sabha,
Hathras” two times. 101 societies and institutions of Hathras honored him when
he was back from Canada first time.
He was a person of diversified personalities and has an astonishing effect on
the person who met them. He gives consultation on Astrology to their disciples.
He also taught Indian Astrology at his home without any fee to interested
He founded “Pt. Baijnath Sharma Prachya Vidya Shodh Sansthan”, in remembrance of
his father Sh. Baijnath Sharma. Now this institute publishes quarterly magazine
“Prachya Manjusha” and works towards teaching/ researching ancient Sanskrit
scriptures for their scientific significance. The institute in his able
direction organized so many events on Astrology, Poetry, Ayurved and many more
In his last year he completed his book on The measurement system in Ancient
India and in it he had compared ancient measurements, astronomical distances
with the latest scientific findings.
He passed away on 30th Sep 2012 at Aligarh, when he was addressing a
seminar on astrology due to cardiac respiratory arrest. After him in his family
there are her wife and four sons who all are well settled.