Ashok started his career as a Chartered Accountant with A.F.Ferguson & Co.,a leading firm of Chartered Accountants.He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales,U.K.He retired in 2008 after a career spanning nearly 40 years. It was only after his retirement that he was able to pursue more intensely his hobby of photography.
As a former Treasurer and Vice-President of WWF,India he became aware of the need for the preservation of wildlife in India.This led him eventually to becoming a wildlife photographer.He has travelled widely in India to numerous national parks and sanctuaries in the pursuit of his hobby.For example,he has travelled from the Hollonggapar Gibbons Sanctuary in Assam in the North East to photograph the only ape in India -the Hoolock Gibbon- to Valparai in the South to photograph the endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque. From these travels he has seen how the entire ecological system is fragile and seriously threatened.As a photographer his endeavour is- through the medium of photographs-to get people to care for the threatened species before it is too late.He has come out in May 2015 with his first coffee table photo book titled "Capturing Wildlife Moments in India. "
Ashok,has travelled widely in India & abroad,particularly to Europe together with his Nikon cameras and lenses.He has attended small group photography courses at Cortona,Tuscany,Italy (with Cortona Center of Photography) and at Lorgues,Provence,France & Montefiascone,Italy(both workshops with RAWdigital Photography Workshops).His favourite travel locations are India & Europe and for wildlife India & Africa.
Ashok schooled from Doon School,Dehra Dun.He graduated in Mathematics from St.Stephen's,Delhi University and in Philosophy,Politics & Economics(PPE)from St.John's College ,Oxford.
Look around his gallery to view a selection of some of his favourite wildlife & travel photographs.