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Parikrama lead guitarist and founder Sonam Sherpa dies at 48

Parikrama lead guitarist and founder Sonam Sherpa dies at 48

The founding member and lead guitarist of acclaimed band Parikrama, Sonam Sherpa died today in Kurseong at the age of 48. According to reports, the musician, who was in Kurseong to record music for an upcoming movie, suffered a massive cardiac arrest.

Playing guitars since he was 9, Sherpa formed Parikrama on June 17, 1991 in Delhi along with Subir Malik, who is also the organ player in the band. Sherpa was known for giving music to the band's many hits including But It Rained, Tears of the Wizard and Am I Dreaming.

Talking about the sudden demise of Sherpa, Subir Malik told EastMojo, "I heard the news a few minutes ago. I am myself in a state of shock and on my way to the deceased's home in New Delhi to meet his family. Sonam was in Kurseong to record the music for an upcoming movie. I am told he suffered a massive cardiac arrest there. It is not yet clear at this stage where the last rites will be performed."



Parikrama lead guitarist and founder Sonam Sherpa dies at 48

The founding member and lead guitarist of acclaimed band Parikrama, Sonam Sherpa died today in Kurseong at the age of 48. According to reports, the musician, who was in Kurseong to record music for an upcoming movie, suffered a massive cardiac arrest.

Playing guitars since he was 9, Sherpa formed Parikrama on June 17, 1991 in Delhi along with Subir Malik, who is also the organ player in the band. Sherpa was known for giving music to the band's many hits including But It Rained, Tears of the Wizard and Am I Dreaming.

Talking about the sudden demise of Sherpa, Subir Malik told EastMojo, "I heard the news a few minutes ago. I am myself in a state of shock and on my way to the deceased's home in New Delhi to meet his family. Sonam was in Kurseong to record the music for an upcoming movie. I am told he suffered a massive cardiac arrest there. It is not yet clear at this stage where the last rites will be performed."

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