Protul Chandra Sorcar (23 February 1913 – 6 January 1971) was an Indian magician who is widely considered to be the Grand Wizard of India. He was an internationally active magician throughout the 1950s and 1960s, performing his Indrajal show before live audiences and on television. He was the first Indian magician to perform in the United States and Europe, and was also the first Indian magician to perform on Indian television.
Born in Assam, India, Sorcar was the son of Prahlad Chandra Sorcar, a magician who had been performing since the late 19th century. He was trained in the art of magic by his father and went on to become one of the most famous magicians in India. He was known for his unique style of magic, which combined traditional Indian magic with modern illusions. He was also known for his use of technology, such as lasers and computers, in his performances.
Sorcar was a member of the Indian Magician’s Association and was the first Indian magician to be awarded the prestigious title of “Grand Wizard of India” in 1965. He was also the first Indian magician to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Sorcar was married to Basanti Devi, with whom he had three children. His son, Manick Sorcar, is also a magician and has performed in many countries.
Sorcar died in 1971, but his legacy lives on in the form of his son, Manick Sorcar, and the many magicians who have been inspired by his unique style of magic. He is remembered as one of the greatest magicians of all time and will always be remembered as the Grand Wizard of India.