Naresh Sohal

Naresh Sohal was born in 1939 in Punjab, Northern India. He is the first and one of the few accomplished Indian-born composers of western classical music. He is the first composer in this tradition ever to make settings of texts in Sanskrit, Punjabi and Bengali (although he has also made many settings in English). He was the first composer ever to be offered an annual bursary by the Arts Council of Great Britain. And he is the first Non Resident Indian (NRI) ever to be awarded a Padma Shri (Order of the Lotus) by the Indian Government.

Although Sohal writes in the Western idiom, his extensive range of compositions shows a long-standing and serious commitment to the insights of Hindu philosophy.

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... Critics have referred to Sohal's style as follows- 'Sohal's music is dominated by a wonderful sense of colour - for that reason he loves above all to write for the orchestra with its endless ... Sohal's works have been performed both nationally and internationally ... In 1987, Sohal was awarded a Padma Shri (Order of the Lotus) by the Indian government for his services to music ...