Sonam Sherpa is confirmed dead at the age of 48.
Sonam was best known as a Indian guitarist (Parikrama).
Death was likely due to cardiac arrest.
Sonam Sherpa
Born8 October 1971
Kalimpong, West Bengal
GenresRock, Blues
Occupation(s)Musician- Lead Guitar
Years active1991- Present
Sonam Sherpa(Hindi: सोनम शेरपा) is lead guitarist of Indian band Parikrama.
Early life and education
Sherpa did his schooling from Kalimpong, West Bengal. He went to Delhi for graduate studies and joined Kirori Mal College for B. Com(Hons), Delhi University. He is a founder member of the band Mrigya and North East Express.
Career
Sherpa joined Parikrama since its inception in 1991. He has remained as the lead guitarist in the band till present. Sonam has been featured on CNBC's Young Turks, a show focusing on young entrepreneurs. The BBC has also featured him and his band in a rockumentary while on their Download Festival Tour. He has taken his first steps in the Indian film industry (Bollywood) by composing the songs and music for the feature film “Manjunath”.
Sherpa collaborated with Nitin Malik and Subir Malik (both from Parikrama) to compose music for movie Manjunath. The music of the film received a rating of 2.5 stars from Times of India.
Sherpa owns and runs Parikrama school based at Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi.
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