Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana, is a poet, writer and reviewer, hailing from Hyderabad City, Telangana State, INDIA. During his 30-year stint with poetry, Ashok’s poems bore the rare distinction of getting published in no less than 90 countries. He is conferred with several prestigious national and international awards, that include FOUR Doctorates and quite a lot of laurels, commendations and titles for his poetry contribution in promoting Universal Peace, World Brotherhood, Environment Consciousness, Protection of Nature, Safeguarding Children’s and Human Rights etc.
Mr. Ashok received the prestigious NAJI NAAMAN LITERARY PRIZE-2019, Lebanon, another worthy, H/E YASSER ARAFAT PEACE AWARD-2019, Palestine and in commemoration of 150 Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (2019), the poet was bestowed with the prominent title, ‘GANDHIAN POET’, by Global Harmony Association, Russia, ‘WORLD POETIC STAR-2019 AWARD’, Kazhakstan to mark the 175 Anniversary Celebration of noted Kazakh Poet, conferred with WORLD ICON OF LITERATURE-2019by the National Academy of Arts & Culture, India – an affiliate of World Academy of Literature, History, Art & Culture, Mexico, ‘SWAMY VIVEKANANDA INTERNATIONAL PEACE AWARD’ 2019 by the International Higher Academy Council Of English Literature (IHACEL), International Literary Society ‘Lasosyasyon Lar San Frontyer (LLSF), Republic of Seychelles conferred with ‘HONOURED POET OF INDIA’ to mark India’s 73rd Independence Day (2019), conferred with ‘SECOND INDIA GOLD CROSS FOR POETRY’ by the World Union of Poets, Italy, designated as ‘GLOBAL AMBASSADOR’ by the U.K-INDIA based Human Rights Literacy Mission, , another prestigious ‘DIRECTOR’S AWARD FOR POETRY-2019’ in the International Poetry Competition to mark Global Love Day 2019, organized by The Love Foundation, U.S.A, yet another precious, ‘DOVEOF PEACE’ Award from Argentina for being chosen as ‘100 Poets for Peace 2019” poetry anthology, Poetas Del Mundo, Republic of Chile, awarded ‘DIPLOMA OF MERIT’ in recognition of his magnificent tribute to Pablo Neruda-2019, received a ‘SPECIAL AWARD’ for Rhythmic Poetry, 2019 from United By Ink, Malaysia, conferred with ‘BEST GLOBAL POET’ Award for the 2nd Quarter of 2019 by Global Poetry, Dubai, Destiny Light Speaks, presented with ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-2019’ for his award winning participation in the Global Contest.
For his unique poetry record, Mr. Ashok received commendations from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former-President, India, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, former-Prime Minister, India, Bill Clinton, USA, Queen Elizabeth of Britain, Princess of Wales, President and Prime Minister of France, Prime Minister of Switzerland, Senator Viktor Busa, The Lord President, Italy, United Nationals Organization, UNESCO, UNICEF etc. As of now, SEVEN ((1) Charismata of Poesie (2) The Chariot of Musings (3) Serene Thoughts (4) Twinkles (5) Reflections (6) Altitudes (7) Outlet)) out of Ashok’s 18 volumes of English poetry have been published and received wide readership acclaim all over the world. And, 12 spiritual-related books have been translated so far by him from Telugu to English language.