He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014 and Yash Bharti by Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2016
Ashok Chakradhar is a Hindi poet, writer and a media personality. He has been a professor and head of the department of Hindi at Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University). After serving for 29 years, he took voluntary retirement to focus on working towards the propagation and development of the Hindi (Hindustani) language. In 2007 he became the Hindi coordinator at the Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL) at the University of Delhi and in 2009 was appointed as the Vice Chairman of Hindi Academy, Government of Delhi and as the Vice Chairman of the Kendriya Hindi Shikshan Mandal, Ministry of HRD, Government of India. He is a celebrated poet, widely known for his unique style of poetry.
Ashok Chakradhar at the age of 14 with Sarvshri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia, Shri Mohan Pradeep, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Ramavtar Shashi, Bharat Bhushan, Pt.Gopal Prasad Vyas, Dr. Barsane Lal Chaturvedi, Suresh Chaturvedi and Kaka Hathrasi
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