Noted music director Om Prakash Sonik passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after a brief illness. He was 77.
He was composer part of the Sonik-Omi duo consisting of Master Sonik (a blind music director) and his nephew Omi.
- He was born and raised in Sialkot (now in Pakistan). His family had moved to India after Partition in 1947.
- The Sonik-Omi team had given music to nearly 125 Bollywood movies in the 1950-1980s.
- Some of their best-known works are Bhakti Mein Shakti, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966), Dharma, Sawan Bhadon, Aabroo, and Raftaar.