Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday paid tribute to the legendary magician P.C. Sorcar, credited for taking Indian magic to an international platform, on his birth anniversary.
“Tribute to the ‘Father of Indian Magic’, Protul Chandra Sarkar on his birth anniversary,” Banerjee tweeted.
The master illusionist Protul Chandra Sorcar, born in undivided Bengal on February 23, 1913, rose to international acclaim in the 1940s and mesmerised his audience throughout the 1950s.
His magic trick ‘Indrajal’ (the water trick), floating lady and other presentations were very well received.
The recipient of Padma Shri and The Sphinx (Oscar of Magic), passed away in Japan after a heart attack on January 6, 1971.
The legacy of the ‘Maharaja of Magic’ is being taken forward by his son P.C. Sorcar (Junior) and his granddaughters.