Parikrama is a renowned Indian rock band formed in Delhi in 1991. Known for their energetic performances and fusion of rock with Indian classical music, the band has gained a dedicated fan base over the years.

The Band

Subir Malik (Manager/Keyboardist)

Subir Malik is the founder, organist, and manager for the legendary rock band Parikrama, who just celebrated their 26th birthday as a band. “We’re just a bunch of school kids who started with the love of playing Rock ‘n’ Roll and we are still those kids,” – Subir Malik.

Subir Malik Parikrama
Nitin Malik - Parikrama

Nitin Malik (Vocals)

Lead vocalist, songwriter and one of the founding members, contributing to the band’s distinctive sound. Playing thousands of shows all over the world for over 30 years now.

Sonam Sherpa (Lead Guitar)

A talented guitarist whose skillful playing adds a dynamic element to Parikrama’s music. He was one of the founding members of the band too. Unfortunately he died on the day of Feb 14th, 2020 due to illness.

Sonam Sherpa - Parikrama
Saurabh Chaudhry

Saurabh Chaudhry (Guitar)

Saurabh Chaudhary is the guitarist of the band. Apart from playing the guitar for the band, he also work as a copywriter. He completed his high school at Chinmaya Vidyalaya. He holds a degree in Business Administration. He went to the University of Delhi to complete his graduation. He is also an MBA. He completed his MBA at Symbiosis, Pune.

Gaurav Balani (Bass Guitar)

Gaurav Balani is a Bass Player/Composer from New Delhi, India. He’s been permanently playing with the Rock’n’Roll giants – Parikrama for over 9 years. Apart from the various session/sideman duties he has performed over the years, Gaurav is also a part of Padmashree Award Winner, Shubha Mudgal’s pop fusion setup – Koshish and Aditi Singh Sharma’s (Bollywood Playback) Studio Production and touring setup.

Gaurav Balani - Parikrama
Srijan Mahajan - Parikrama

Srijan Mahajan (Drums)

The drummer, providing the powerful beats that drive Parikrama’s music. Building in the Health & Wellbeing space. Co-Founder at Pause. Spent the first innings of my working life in the music business.

Genre and Style:

Parikrama is known for their unique fusion of rock and Indian classical music, creating a distinct sound that sets them apart. Their music often incorporates elements of progressive rock, creating a diverse and engaging listening experience.


  1. Parikrama (1994): The band’s debut album showcased their versatile musical style and gained them recognition in the Indian rock scene.
  2. Rearview Mirror (2002): This album featured a mix of original compositions and live recordings, further establishing Parikrama’s reputation.
  3. But It Rained (2005): Known for the hit track “But It Rained,” this album solidified Parikrama’s status as one of India’s premier rock bands.
  4. Saat Din (2012): Released to critical acclaim, this album showcased the band’s evolution and maturity in their musical approach.
  5. Tears of the Wizard (2018): Their latest album, featuring a mix of studio recordings and live performances, continues to showcase Parikrama’s musical prowess.

Notable Achievements

  1. Parikrama has performed extensively both in India and internationally, gaining a reputation for their electrifying live shows.
  2. The band collaborated with legendary guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd during his visit to India, a testament to their global recognition.
  3. Parikrama has been a constant presence in the Indian independent music scene, inspiring and influencing many aspiring musicians.


With a career spanning over three decades, Parikrama remains a trailblazer in the Indian rock scene. Their ability to seamlessly blend Western rock with Indian classical music has left an indelible mark on the country’s music landscape, making them a beloved and influential band.


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