Gonsalves,Delhi band bassist,dies

Clarence Gonsalves,bassist with the Delhi-based popular alternative rock band Them Clones,died of brain haemorrhage on Friday

Written by Suanshu Khurana | New Delhi | Published:April 14, 2012 2:15 am

Clarence Gonsalves,bassist with the Delhi-based popular alternative rock band Them Clones,died of brain haemorrhage on Friday. He was 27.

Gonsalves,believed to be “the brightest bassist on the indie music scene”,was battling blood cancer for almost half a decade. A coma was induced after excruciating pain on Thursday,after which he was put on life support. He will be buried at the cemetery in Tughlakabad Institutional Area in Delhi on Saturday. He is survived by his parents and an elder brother.

Gonsalves along with the band members featured with Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar — in the track Sadda Haq.

“In this cut-throat music industry,one meets very few people who are genuine. And this boy was one of a kind,” said Subir Malik,the lead keyboard player of the band Parikrama.

Gonsalves used to hold his guitar differently. He had to bring his hand from over the guitar and pluck the strings. “He was born with this disability. But the same worked in his favour as with this uniqueness,he was one of the finest guitarists,” said guitarist and vocalist Nikhil Mawkin,who played more than 100 shows with him.

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