Sonik Omi

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SonikOmi are an Indian music composer duo consisting of:

  • Master Sonik (born as Manohar Lal Sonik)

(24 November 1923 – 9 July 1993)

& his nephew

  • Omi (born as Om Prakash Sonik)

(13 January 1939 – 7 July 2016).

The duo are known for their work on Hindi film soundtracks.[1] Some of their best-known works are Bhakti Mein Shakti, Dharma, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya, Sawan Bhadon, Aabroo, Mahua, and Raftaar.

Movies[edit]

As Composers

As playback singer[edit]

In 3 Bollywood movies Master Sonik worked as Playback Singer.

  • Ganga Aur Ranga - 1994
  • Bhakti Mein Shakti - 1979
  • Dhyanu Bhagat- 1978

In 6 Bollywood movies Om Prakash Sonik (Omi) worked as Playback Singer.

  • Ganga Aur Ranga - 1994
  • Chambal Ka Badshah - 1986
  • Zulm Ka Badla - 1985
  • Maan Gaye Ustaad - 1981
  • Bhakti Mein Shakti - 1979
  • Dhyanu Bhagat- 1978

Personal life[edit]

  • Master Manihar Lal Sonik (Sonik) was a blind musician who hailed from northern India. He was the creative side of the duo, and Omi was in charge of business activities. Master Sonik and his wife Santosh had 4 children - Seema Sonik Alimchand, Sangeeta Sonik, Sandhya Sonik Mamik and Sushma Sonik Kansara. He died on 9 July 1993 in Mumbai, India. His grandson is filmmaker Amman Advaita.[2] His grand-nephew is composer Hitesh Sonik and singer Sunidhi Chauhan is his daughter-in-law.
  • Om Prakash Sonik (Omi) and his wife had 4 Children of which only 2 survived Som Sonik (married to Namrata Sonik) and Sudha Chadda (married to Rajendra Chadda). Som Sonik and Namrata Sonik have 2 children (Nikhil Sonik and Karan Sonik), Rajendra Chadda and Sudha Chadda have 2 children as well (Rishab Chadda and Shibani Chadda). He died on 7 July 2016 in Mumbai, India.

Om Prakash Sonik used to live with his family at Ram Pool, E-Block Lajpat Nagar-1, New Delhi. They migrated from Sialkot Pakistan & settled here. Then they shifted to Mumbai. He was the nephew of his partner Sonik of the composer duo as Manohar Lal Sonik was the younger brother of his father. Filmmaker and Ex-INA veteran Pratap A. Rana also known as Rana Partap Singh who was the son-in-Law of writer-director Mohan Sinha & father of veteran actor Vidya Sinha was his maternal uncle & thus Vidya Sinha was his cousin.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sonik-Omi : A Musical Struggle". Bollywood Legends. HindiLyrics.Net. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Amman Advaita: You can't make a film if you're not constantly reinventing yourself". Interview. cinestaan.com. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.cinemaazi.com/feature/sansar-hai-ik-nadiya-sonik-omi