Sonam Sherpa

Sonam Sherpa (8 October 1971 – 14 February 2020) was the lead guitarist of Indian band Parikrama.[1]

Sonam Sherpa
Born(1971-10-08)8 October 1971
Kalimpong, West Bengal
Died14 February 2020(2020-02-14) (aged 48)
GenresRock, Blues
Occupation(s)Musician- Lead Guitar
Years active1991–2020

Early life and educationEdit

Sherpa did his schooling in Kalimpong, West Bengal from St. Augustine's School. He went to Delhi for graduate studies and joined Kirori Mal College for B. Com(Hons), Delhi University. He was a founder member of the band Mrigya and North East Express.[citation needed]


Sherpa joined Parikrama at its inception in 1991. He remained as the lead guitarist in the band until his death. Sherpa was featured on CNBC's Young Turks, a show focusing on young entrepreneurs. The BBC also featured him and his band in a rockumentary while on their Download Festival Tour. He took 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.[2]

Sherpa owned and ran Parikrama school based at Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi.[3]

He died of a cardiac arrest on 14 February 2020.[4]


  1. ^ "officially parikrama". Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  2. ^ "Manjunath - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  3. ^ Tashi, Sonam. "Parikrama School of Music - Home". Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  4. ^ Parikrama lead guitarist Sonam Sherpa passes away at 48