P. C. Sorcar Junior

P. C. Sorcar Junior

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P. C. Sorcar Junior Profile

  • Name:
  • P. C. Sorcar Junior
  • Born:
  • July 31, 1946
  • Father:
  • P. C. Sorcar
  • Mother:
  • Basanti Devi
  • Spouse:
  • Jayashree

P. C. Sorcar Junior Biography

P. C. Sorcar Junior is an Indian magician from Kolkata, West Bengal. He is the son of legendary Indian magician, P. C. Sorcar (Pratul Chandra Sorcar). Noted Indian American artist and engineer, Manick Sorcar is his sibling. He is the first recipient of Merlin Award in Magic, given by International Magician Society and often regarded as the Oscar of magic. Apart from magic, he also holds a doctorate degree in applied psychology from the University of Calcutta.  He popularized Indrajaal, what his father has actually done years back. He holds the record of being the highest individual foreign exchange earner in entertainment. His “vanished” technique is most popular and known for vanishing Taj Mahal and Indore – Amritsar Express. He has also criticized Sathya Sai Baba stating that he has used magic to do many wonders before his devotees. Now, he is regarded as the most prominent magician of India.

 

P. C. Sorcar was born in 1946 in a family of magicians. He is the 8th successor of magicians of his family and it has been carried forward like a tradition. Pratul Chandra Sorcar died when junior was 25 years old. One year later, he married Jayashree. Their daughter Maneka is also a magician where the other two, Moubani and Mumtaz are model and film actresses. His mother Basanti Devi was his great inspiration in his magic arts and she passed away in 2009, while Sorcar Junior was performing magic show in Barasat.

 

In the past few decades, Sorcar has done many experiments with this art. His vanishing tricks are just outstanding. On 8 November 2000, Sorcar "vanished" the Taj Mahal for two minutes in Kachhpura in Agra. He vanished Victoria Memorial on the 300th anniversary of Calcutta. Vanishing Indore – Amritsar Express with full passengers in front of High Court judges and a large crowd at Bardhaman Junction is regarded as his outstanding performance. He did this trick in 1992.

Updated: November 25, 2013

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