Sonik Arvind Velingkar
Sonik grew up in musical atmosphere and inclined towards flute. He started preliminary studies in flute with Shri. Mohan Mardolkar, at the age of 10. He had an opportunity to get important lessons from Pt. Venkatesh Godkhindi of Bangalore. Thereafter he was trained by Ustad Chhote Rahimat Khan of Kala Academy. He was awarded Scholarship by Kala Academy, Panaji, to procure higher studies with Sur-mani Pt. Rajendra Kulkarni, from Pune. He is presently learning flute under his guidance.

Sonik is an approved artist of All India Radio and has completed his Master's Degree in Music from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. He has obtained Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Miraj, in First Class.

Sonik has participated in many reputed music festivals, such as: Kesarbai Kerkar Sangeet Samaroh, Samrat Sangit Sammelan, Nakshatra Utsav of Kala Academy, Malhar Festival at Udaipur, Pt. Yeshwantrao Kerkar Smruti Sammelan, Pt. Ratnakant Ramnathkar Smruti Sammelan, Mogubai Kurdikar Sangit Sammelan, Gayan Samaj Deval Cub, Kolhapur.

He has played flute for many music albums as recording artist and is currently working as Assistant Professor in Goa College of Music, Panjim (Goa).