Monday, 12 November, 2007
Vismay Swaraj Yatra wins the heart of P।C. Sorcar Jr.
Kolkata: The Bengal leg of magician Gopinath Muthukad’s Vismay Swaraj Yatra was inaugurated here at the Science City Auditorium on 8th Nov. by the magical maestro, P.C. Sorcar Jr., the present flag bearer of the great Sorcar legion in Indian magic.
The programme was organized by the Satikanta Guha Foundation.
After watching a 2-hour-long magic show that concluded with a patriotic call to gather synergy for defeating the divisive forces that try to destabilize peace and unity of the country, Mr. Sorcar Jr. said, “You [Mr. Muthukad] won Kolkata, you [Mr. Muthukad] won P.C. Sorcar Jr.”.
Mr. Sorcar Jr., widely admired as the chieftain of magic in India, was accompanied by his daughter Maneka Sorcar, a new entrant in the magic world.
Before inaugurating the programme by lighting ‘Prodip’, the traditional lamp of West Bengal, Mr. Sorcar made a speech in Bengali in which he mentioned about the state of magical art in West Bengal and Kerala.
It is very rare that Mr. Sorcar Jr. spares time for watching another magician’s show for its entire length.
Mr. Muthukad’s performance in Kolkata, the cradle of modern magic in India, was watched by over 2500 spectators who occupied their seats well in advance.
In West Bengal, considered to be the bastion of Indian magic, Vismay Swaraj Yatra entourage will be staging free magic shows at various open air venues in Kolkata City and suburbs.
A performance for the Bengal Head Quarters of Army will be among them.