October 16, 2011 admin

Magician Shankars dazzle audience with magic illusions at Khalsa College of Education

Amritsar- The world famous magician duo, Prof. Shankar and his son Shankar Junior, dazzled audience at the picturesque Khalsa College of Education late last evening with their magic illusions. The
internationally-acclaimed magicians displayed two hours long “Magic Show” at Tagore Open Air Auditorium at the College campus, leaving the gathering spell-bound. The items that attracted maximum appreciations included `transparent box escape’, `basket of wizardy’ and `Rings show’. Principal of the College, Dr. Jaswinder Singh Dhillon and many other dignitaries including Khalsa College Principal Dr. Daljit Singh were themselves found virtually taken away by the magic by the Shankars. Apart from the mind-blowing tricks, the show was aimed to create awareness amongst people about national integration, spirituality and even getting rid of superstitions as magicians used `scientific ways’ to depict Magic Art.
The Shankars, who are the only magicians’ troupe to have represented the country in five international magician conventions, are recognized as magicians with by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Dr. Dhillon said that this was an `executive type show’, usually performed for the executives and business class people around the world after their formal meetings. The Shankars, he said, are known for their
`magic with an initimate touch’, which is evident from their many interactive magic tricks involving the audience.
Known as Gili Gili Magic, the show reached its height through laughter-generating tricks when Shankars coaxed participation of the audience especially during `vanishing of currency notes’ or recovering
those back. The ‘three four box type’ illusions and many humorous magic including the one with colourful umbrellas amused the audience.
Shankar’s magic has a therapeutic value they have performed at various hospitals world over for the patients to recover fast. Hailing from Karnataka, they recalled their last visit to Amritsar in 1989, when
Junior Shankar was merely eleven years old. Shankars have received various awards and recognitions for his magic shows that have social  messages to depict too.
Shankar, wife Laxami and son Tejaswi (Shankar junior) apart from six others as part of his troupe were honoured by Dr. Dhillon in the presence Dr. Daljit Singh, Khalsa College Governing Council Joint
Secretary Sukhdev Singh Abdal, Principal Jagdish Singh, Dharamvir Singh from Harkrishan School. Khalsa College for Women Principal Sukhbir Kaur Mahal, Khalsa College Chawinda Devi Principal Prof. PS Dua, Khalsa College of Education (Ranjit Avenue) Principal Dr. Surinderpal Kaur Dhillon were present.

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