Sunday, April 3, 2011

my uncle

People are rarely surprised to learn that I am a second generation Indian magician.  Above is an image from a brochure that my uncle used to use to promote his magic shows.  I sincerely hope his escaping skills were better than his spelling skills.  I often wonder how long he held the title of India's youngest magician, a title more recently claimed by Jadugaar baby Anchal Kumavat about whom I have written. I am not sure if the woman in the picture is my aunt or a hired assistant.  I would guess she was a hired assistant.  Alas, I never saw my uncle performing handcuff escapes in his prime.  In my show I will try to recreate some illusions that I did see my uncle perform when I was young and he was semi-retired. 

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