Protul Chandra Sorcar
|Born||(1913-02-23)23 February 1913|
|Died||6 January 1971(1971-01-06) (aged 57)|
Protul Chandra Sorcar (23 February 1913 – 6 January 1971) was an Indian magician. 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 57 in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan, on 6 January 1971, where he was performing.
Sorcar became famous in the mid-1930s, when he performed shows in Kolkata and also in Japan and several other countries. Among other routines, he performed a Floating Lady routine featuring aerial suspension in 1964. Ganapati Chakraborty was his mentor.
His self-appointed title was 'TW'sGM' - The World's Greatest Magician.
Sorcar was married to Basanti Devi. They were the parents of the animator, director and laserist Manick Sorcar and magicians P. C. Sorcar Jr. and P. C. Sorcar, Young.
On 23 February 2010, India Post issued a commemorative stamp to honour him.
Recipients of Padma Shri in Art
Notable people of P.C. Sorcar family
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