Saturday, 13 February, 2010

Writing in tears for Goutam da...

Here is a mail reflecting profuse love and profound distress on the death of Goutam Guha, a loving guru of respect in the native magicdom.

Goutam Guha has set in the magic horizons. But he has left an opulent collection of disciples to bring new dawns in magic.

Gautam Da! Guha by the family name… He passed away on the penultimate hour of dusk at 16:50 hrs on the 10th day of February of the last year of the first decade in the first century of the second millennium.

He succumbed to prolonged cancer. He was carrying the dreadful disease along. And that was the MAGIC in his life. With that life challenging illness, he neither stopped performing his most passionate magical art nor put an end to entertaining and mesmerizing people. Gautam da was a Magician Regal and proved it in his lifetime.

Gautam da was a disciple of legendary Jadu Samrat P.C.Sorcar. He was also fortunate to take lessons from an array of master magicians including S K Das, Asoke Roy, Bimalakanta Roy Choudhury, Roy D’ Mystic. Since his adolescent years he was a Magic buff, loved, performed, invented, created, popularized and taught the famous l’art de manipulation.

He lived to mesmerize us. Even though he is physically absent, abundant of fond memories of him continue enthralling us. Magician K. Lal acclaims Gautam da as the best Magician Teacher in the last half century!

Gautam da would live for ever with us. We do much higher than recalling you, the Guru. As you the best now rest in peace, we pledge to carry on the mantle of magic bequeathed from you!

[Provided by for the Federation of Indian Magic Associates, Kolkata.]


marion said...

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arun said...

while in kolkata (1975) i attended a few classes of goutam da in the studio of sam dalal at mcleod street.he taught me high class card manipulation .in fact i forgot the move . i was thinking when i meet him i will ask him to teach me the same again. alas,the day will never come! goutam da i love you.
arun s nanda, haldia