P. C. Sorcar
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Vintage 8x10 Photo P. C. Sorcar Indian magician

THIS IS FOR AN ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPH. NOT A MODERN REPRODUCTION.

Origin: USA
Size: 8 by 10 inches
Age: 1940s
Condition: edge creasing


P. C. Sorcar Indian magician fun antique photo
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P. C. Sorcar
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Protul Chandra Sorcar

Chicago-1950
Born Protul Chandra Sorcar
February 23, 1913
India
Died January 06, 1971 (age 57)
Ashaikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
P. C. Sorcar (Bangla: পি সি সরকার) (1913-1971) was the stage name of the Indian magician, Protul Chandra Sorcar.

Biography
Sorcar was an internationally active magician throughout the 1950s and 1960s, performing his Indrajal show before live audiences and on television. He died of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Ashaikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan, on January 6, 1971, where he was performing.

The original family name was "Sarcar", but was changed to Sorcar to more closely match the word "Sorcery."[1]

He is the father of animator, director, and laserist Manick Sorcar and magicians P.C. Sorcar, Jr. and P.C. Sorcar, Young.

Cover Genii 1966 March
Sorcar was born in Ashekpur, Tangail District in Bengal (now in Bangladesh). He studied in Shibnath High School. His initial magic lessons were from the magician Ganapati Chakraborty. He became famous starting from the mid 1930s, when he performed shows in Kolkata and also in Japan and several other countries.

He died of a sudden heart attack while performing his IND-DRA-JAL show in Hokkaido, Japan. His son fulfilled the rest of his contract.[2][3]


Awards
Jadusamrat P.C. Sorcar Sarani Govt. of India names a major street in Calcutta, dedicated to him
Padma Shri (the Lotus), awarded by the President of India on January 26, 1964
The Sphinx (Oscar of Magic), USA, , 1946 and 1954
The Golden Laurel Germany, 1956
The Royal Medallion, German Magic Circle
References
↑ Wonders of Magic by John Booth (1986)
↑ Cover, Magicol, No. 181, Movember 2011
↑ Obit Genii 1971 February
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P. C. Sorcar

Born 23 February 1913
Tangail, Bengal, British Raj (Present day Bangladesh)
Died 6 January 1971 (aged 57)
Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
Ethnicity Bengali
Occupation Magician
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Basanti Devi
P. C. Sorcar (Bengali: পি সি সরকার) (23 February 1913 – 6 January 1971) was the stage name of Protul Chandra Sorcar (Bengali: প্রতুলচন্দ্র সরকার), a famous magician.[1] He was an internationally active magician throughout the 1950s and 1960s, performing his Indrajal show before live audiences and on television. Sorcar died of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan, on January 6, 1971, where he was performing.

Contents [hide]
1 Early life
2 Professional life
3 Family life
4 Awards
5 Postage stamp
6 Publications
7 See also
8 References
9 External links
Early life[edit]
Sorcar was born in a family of magicians of seven generations, Sorcar started off as a stage name for Protul Chandra Sorcar, a name destined to attain ranks of immortals later. He was born on February 23, 1913 in the small town of Tangail in Mymensing which now lies in Bangladesh. His father's name is Bhagawan Chandra Sorcar and mother, Kusum Kamini. He had one sibling, a brother, Atul Chandra, ten years younger than him. Sorcar was a brilliant student at school. He graduated from Tangail Shibnath High School in 1929 with first class. In 1931 he earned his I.A. (Intermediate in Arts) degree from the Karotia College (first class) and then joined Ananda Mohan College for BA (Bachelor of Arts) with honours in mathematics. From the very childhood Sorcar found magic to be the passion of his life, which he took up as a full-time profession after he sat for his BA degree tests in 1933. His singular devotion soon brought its own honest reward. His unique feats of the newly cultivated art had soon won robust acclamation from the press and the public alike. He was hailed as one giving to the art of Indian magic a new cultural background which readily found a strong international appeal.

Professional life[edit]
He became famous from the mid-1930s, when he performed shows in Kolkata and also in Japan and several other countries. Among other routines he performed, for example, a Floating Lady routine featuring aerial suspension in 1964.[2]

Family life[edit]
Sorcar was married to the late Basanti Devi (died December 26, 2009, Kolkata). They were the parents of animator, director, and laserist Manick Sorcar and magicians P.C. Sorcar, Jr., and P.C. Sorcar, Young.

Awards[edit]
Jadusamrat P.C. Sorcar Sarani The Government of India has named a major street in Calcutta after him
Padma Shri (the Lotus), awarded by the President of India on January 26, 1964
The Sphinx (Oscar of Magic), US, 1946 and 1954
The Royal Medallion, German Magic Circle
Postage stamp[edit]
On 23 February 2010, Indian Post issued a Rs. 5/- stamp to honour him.[3][4]

Publications[edit]
Magic for You (1965)
More Magic for You (1965)
History of Magic (1970)
Indian Magic (1983)
See also[edit]
Indian magicians
References[edit]
Jump up ^ Parvez, Md Masud (2012). "Sorcar, PC". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
Jump up ^ Magic of PC Sorcar Senior
Jump up ^ "Postage Stamps". India Post.
Jump up ^ "Postage stamp on P.C. Sorcar issued". The Hindu. 24 February 2010.
External links[edit]
P.C. Sorcar International Library