Wednesday 24 February 2010
Postal Stamp on Sorcar Senior released
Stamped to eternity: West Bengal Chief Minister, Budhadeb Bhattacharjee unveiling the postal stamp in memory of P.C. Sorcar Senior at a release function held in Kolkata.
Kolkata: P.C. Sorcar senior whose charismatic magical image continues to be embossed in the enigma loving minds of the country, will now radiantly appear as stamps on the postal articles. A stamp in memory of the legendary magician was released by the postal department on 23rd of February that marked the magical doyen's 98th birth anniversary. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Budhadeb Bhattacharjee unveiled a large image of the stamp valued Rs.5, to declare its official issuance.
P.C. Sorcar Senior has been acclaimed as the performer paramount, who for the first time made the outside world convinced of the power of Indian magic. The stamp depicts the magical maestro wearing his favourite plumed Maharaja cap, throwing a majestic smile and spreading his hands apart signalling a wholesome ‘indrajal’.
Among the dignitaries present was his son, P.C. Sorcar Junior, the seventh in the eight generations of magicians. "My father lives through me. The suffix 'Junior' invariably reminds one that there was a senior!", a jubilant Sorcar Jr. said to a media person a day before the release. Chief Post Master General of the Circle, Rameshwari Handa said that his department was very pleased to release a stamp on the ‘Jadugar of the world’.