Sonam Sherpa Dies Of Cardiac Arrest (Photo Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
Lead guitarist and founding member of one of India’s foremost rock bands Sonam Sherpa, from Parikrama has reportedly passed away of cardiac arrest at the age of 48, on Friday morning. The tragic news was brought to fans from by Rolling Stones India who tweeted, ‘’Guitarist Sonam Sherpa from New Delhi rockers @parikrama passed away earlier today in his hometown of Kalimpong, West Bengal’’.
Nitin Malik, the lead vocalist of the band also confirmed the tragic news to Indian Express by saying, "At this point, we have very limited information because Sonam was out of town. Apparently, he had a heart attack this morning. I can confirm that he didn’t have any heart condition. He was in fact very health conscious in the last ten years. He was eating right and sleeping right. He was really taking good care of himself. He had started exercising recently as well and lost a lot of weight. He was trying to be as fit as possible.”
Sherpa’s tragic death has been met with shock and remorse by lots of music industry. Vishal Dadlani paying his condolence tweeted, ‘’A true Indian legend has passed on. #SonamSherpa was more than a guitar-player. He was a pioneer, a teacher and an inspiration to so many. He was also a good friend and always humble despite his brilliance and popularity.
Heartbroken. Truly, truly heartbroken. :(‘’.
Composer and guitarist, Ehsaan Noorani also paid his respect to the late guitarist with a tweet, ‘Eternal rocker awesome guitarist and a lovely guy #SonamSherpa has gone into the light ... will remember the jams and the hang outs @parikrama
Parikrama was started by in 1991 in Delhi and consists of band members Subir Malik on the keyboards, Nitin Malik as the vocalist, Chintan Kalra at the bass, Prashant Bahadur, Rahul Malhotra and Sherpa at the guitars.