Friday, 24 July, 2009

Rajesh Chandra wins 60-sec. magic

Big catch: Rajesh Chandra

Bangalore: If cricket can be 20-20, why can’t magic be of 60 seconds? When Bangalore based Magic Academy led by K.S. Ramesh tried this, result was triumphant, testifies magician Praveen Kumar.

30-year-old magician Rajesh Chandra of Kerala to whom close-up magic is a burning passion, is excited to be a winner in the country’s first ever battle of one-minute’s magic. Out of the 13 other contestants, Magic Maha (29) and toddler-magician, Richin Kuzhikattil (4) were also rated winners.

Mr. Kumar says, "The main attraction of the event was the trend setting 60 seconds competition. We saw 3 winning acts and all were rated equal(there were no 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes). Winners were: Rajesh Chandra, Magic Maha and the youngest of all was Master Richin."

For competitions, there were neither age category nor stipulations on the type of magic. Winners were presented with attractive silver cups.

K.S. Ramesh (fourth from left), Chief Organiser of the 60-seconds’ magic competitions with prize winners and jury members. Prize winners are second from left: Magic Maha, Rajesh Chandra and Richin.

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