Sonik-Omi was an uncle-nephew music director duo in the Hindi film industry in the 1960s and 70s. They have, in their stint as music directors, composed music for over 120 Hindi films.
Om Prakash Sonik, was born in Sialkot and moved to Bombay in 1948 at the age of eight. In his career, he partnered with his uncle Manohar Lal Sonik and created some memorable songs together. Om Prakash was a chorus singer and then assistant to music director Roshan before branching off as a music director. They debuted as music directors with the film “Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya” (1966) and all the nine songs went on to become hits.
A few of the songs they have composed music for include “Aai Aai Re Holi” (“Aabroo”, 1968), “Dono Ne Kiya Tha Pyar Magar” (“Mahua”, 1969), “Kaan Mein Jhumka” (“Sawan Bhadon”, 1970), “Wafa Ke Naam Par” (“Ladki Pasand Hai”, 1971), “Yaad Rahega Pyar Ka” (“Umar Qaid”, 1975) and “Jeewan Path Pe” (“Agar”, 1977).
They have worked with singers like Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle, Sulakshana Pandit, Mukesh, K.J. Yesudas and Lata Mangeshkar.