Music director Omi of Sonik-Omi duo dead

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Veteran music director Om Prakash Sonik or Omi, of the well-known duo Sonik-Omi, passed away in a private hospital following a brief illness, a family member said here on Thursday.

He was 77 and is survived by his son Som and daughter Sudha.

Omi was the nephew of the blind music director Master Sonik and together they formed the noted Sonik-Omi team which provided music in nearly 100 Bollywood movies in the 1950-1980s period.

Som said his father had a fall around a month ago which led to other multiple complications and late on Wednesday he suffered a cardiac arrest.

He never recovered and breathed his last around 6.25 a.m. on Thursday at the Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital, Juhu.



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