Tuesday 17 January 2012

Bhagyanath, a guru for native magic: Ganeshkumar

Thiruvananthapuram: For the great magic soul who started magic at the age of 12 in 1928 and departed the world 12 years before at the age of 83, it was a sumptuous tribute paid by the magic fraternity. On 16th of January at the Wonder World auditorium of the Magic Academy, a memorial day was fittingly organised recalling Bhagyanath who led seven magically enriched decades.

The function, chaired by noted author Dr. George Onakoor was inaugurated by the Minister for Forest and Sports, K.B. Ganeshkumar. The departed magician’s daughter and cine actress, Vidhubala was also present on the dais. “Bhagyanath is an immortal guru for the art of magic and continues as an undying light of guidance” the minister said. The minister also expressed gladness to see that the Magic Academy led by Gopinath Muthukad was inspiring generations to the world of magic.

During his welcome address, Mr. Muthukad, who is Executive Director of the Academy, disclosed that his institution was planning to hold inter-state magic competitions for magicians of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Mrs. Vidhubala inaugurated ‘Prof. K. Bhagyanath Library’ a newly incepted reading room at the Academy. Speaking on the occasion she declared her willingness to donate valuable book collection of her father to the Academy. She also promised to sponsor prize money for the winners of the inter-state magic contests.

Banker turned magician, Sreekanth and the Academy’s Director, Chandrasenan Mithirmala spoke on the occasion. Performances by young magicians, Abhinraj and Ammu Muthukulam offered a dose of enticing magical entertainment.

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