Friday 13 August 2010
Last adieu for magician Jain Pallathettu
Jain Pallathettu (Photo provided by Magician Jowan Madhumala)
Thiruvananthapuram: Magic Academy has mourned the death of magician Jain Pallathettu (44) of Thirunakkara, Kottayam. He breathed his last at a massive heart attack. The deceased is survived by his wife Lisa and daughters, Namitha and Navya. A passionate fan of magical art, he found time for offering amateur magic shows in between his business responsibilities of running 'Pallathettu Group' of commercial firms. He is the founder President of Kottayam Magicians Art Society. "He was a friend and well wisher of magicians. He had special affection towards poor street magicians whom he used to help a lot", recollects P.M. Mithra of his departed friend.
Jain Pallathettu has followed the footsteps of his father the late Zakharia who had close business contacts in North India from were he learned magical art. Zakharia is considered to be the first magician to introduce blindfold motorbike riding in Kerala.