According to reports, Sherpa was in Kurseong to record the music for an upcoming film when he suffered a massive cardiac arrest. The famous guitarist who has even composed music for Bollywood films in the past was born in Kalimpong, West Bengal. Not only that but Sherpa also ran a music school in Delhi.
Farhan Akhtar took to Instagram to mourn the loss by penning a heartfelt note. He wrote, “In 2008, post Rock On!!, I was part of a 4 city tour with the amazing #Parikrama and I can never forget or adequately say how thankful I am for the love and warmth that #SonamSherpa extended to this first timer on stage.. he was a gifted guitarist, a supremely cool guy and a true rock star. RIP brother. Deepest condolences to his family. On stage and off it.”
Ehsaan from the popular musical trio of Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy too took to social media to express his grief. He wrote, “Eternal rocker awesome guitarist and a lovely guy #SonamSherpa has gone into the light … will remember the jams and the hang outs @parikrama”
Eternal rocker awesome guitarist and a lovely guy #SonamSherpa has gone into the light … will remember the jams a… https://t.co/orrla1QVP6
— Ehsaan Noorani (@EhsaanNoorani) 1581680218000
Not only Parikrama but Sherpa, who started playing the guitar at the age of nine, also found two other bands, Mrigya and North East Express in the past.