Pandit Uday Kumar Mallick is the founder of Dhrupad Academy, New Delhi. He is dedicated to the prosperity and expansion of Indian Classical Music and is teaching a new generation of musicians. Pt. Mallick performs internationally in concerts, conferences and festivals as well as on television and radio. His audio and video recordings have been kept in the museum of Bihar Sangeet Natak Academy, U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy and Central Sangeet Natak Academy, Delhi.
His family has belonged to the world famous tradition of Darbhanga Gharāna known for Dhrupad & Pakhāwaj for 350 years and includes the late Pt. Bhim Singh Mallick who was a great Pakhāwaj player 300 years ago, Pt. Chittapal Mallick (Famous Dhrupad singer in his time), Pt. Rajit Ram Mallick (Great Gāyak & Nāyak), Pt. Beni Madhav Mallick (Renowned Dhrupad Vocalist), Padmabhushan Pt. Ram Chatur Mallick, Padmashri Pt. Siyaram Tiwari, Pt. Chandra Kumar Mallick & Pt. Vidur Mallick.