Feb 24, 2010

P.C.Sorcar FDC from India

FDC Name:P.C.Sorkar
Issue Date:23rd FEB'2010
Details:Pratulchandra Sorcar was born on 23 February 1913 in a middle-class family in the village of Ashekpur in Tangail district. He was attracted to magic early and learned magic from Ganapati Chakravarti. While still at school, he started performing in magic shows. In 1929, he passed the Entrance examination in the first division and In 1933 he graduated with honours in Mathematics.
He then took up magic as a profession. He changed his family surname 'Sorcar' into the English word 'Sorcerer', returning to his family name when he became popular.
PC Sorcar was also a writer and wrote 20 books on magic in English, Bangla and Hindi. Some of his well-known books are Deshe Deshe Hypnotism, Magic-er Kaushal, Indrajal, Sorcar on Magic, 100 Magic You Can Do, Hindoo Magic, Magic for You and More Magic for You. His other books, Chheleder Magic, Sahaj Magic, Mesmerism and Sammohanvidya, also played a significant role in promoting magic.
PC Sorcar wore royal robes and a turban for his performances. Among his popular acts were 'X-ray eye', 'sawing a human body' and 'water of India'. He impressed then Chief Minister of Bengal, A K Fazlul Huq by performing a magic trick at the Imperial Restaurant in Calcutta. First he asked the Chief Minister to write something on a plain sheet of paper and then asked the other ministers to put their signatures under it. A short while laterSorcar Junior also became a well-known magician.He was a member of the International Rotary Club and life member of the Royal Asiatic Society in London. The Calcutta branch of the International Society of Magicians of USA was named after him. A number of well-known writers of Europe have written books on him, the most famous being "Sorcar: Maharaja of Magic". A technicolour motion picture has been produced on his magic. On his 50th birthday in 1963 the All India Magic Conference published a photographic album on him. His Master's Voice released a long-playing record on him. For his achievements in the art of magic he was known worldwide as "Jadusamrat" or emperor of magic. His son PC Sorcar Junior also became a well-known magician. PC Sorcar died suddenly on 6 January 1971 in Japan. More details
Technical Details:
  • Stamp & FDC design by Sankha Samantha
  • Cancellation designed by Alka Sharma
  • Stamps printed-0.4 Million
  • Printing Process-Wet offset
  • Printed at India Security Press,Nasik
Remark:Thanks to India Post now the materials are available in the local post office on the issue date so that same will be posted as real posted FDC.Nice FDC received by me both Speed Post and Registered post.

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