Wednesday, 26 November, 2008

‘Jantar Mantar’ makes a fine finish

Kerala magician bags the top prize.

Emerging stars: (From left) Yadunath Palliyath, Karun Krishna, Shaily Rangrez and Zenia Bhumgara

Tirupati: There were around 300 magicians as delegates and 18 well set dealer stalls to make Jantar Mantar, the two-day magic convention a memorable success. Magic fans of Kerala has something to take pride of the event: young Yadunath Palliyath of Neeleswar has clinched the first prize in senior category competitions.

Bangalore’s child prodigy, Karun Krishna bagged first prize in the Junior level contests. Shaily Rangrez of Hyderabad stood second to him. Consolation prize went to Mumbai’s magic girl, Zenia Bhumgara. Winners were given cash prizes sponsored by senior magician Dr. B.V. Pattabhiram.

The winners along with veteran magicians Tantubai, C.V. Ramana, B.N.S. Kumar, Ashok Kharabanda, M.A. Kareem and Marri Ramesh were duly honou- red at a function. In an email message, Director of RK’s World of Wonders, G. Raghu Babu told that the event enjoyed good media support, too.

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