Magic through the eyes of P C Saha
Prokash Chandro Saha, also known as P C Saha, is a prominent magician. His father, R P Saha, was a reputed illusionist who founded Jonaki Jadu Chakra in 1974. It is one of the oldest magic troupes licensed by the Bangladeshi government. PC Saha now runs the troupe.
Seeing his father perform magic tricks in various public platforms, he has been involved with the craft from a young age.
Apart from his father, he learned the craft from renowned magicians Mainul Khan, Ulfat Kabir, and Jewel Aich.
At the age of six, P C Saha performed his first professional magic act at Paikgachha, Khulna. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer at the time, Mihir Kanti Majumder, attended the programme.
P C Saha completed his Master's in Social Science from Government Brajalal College, Khulna, and Master's in Business Administration from Daffodil University, Dhaka.
He became a member of Bangladesh Jadukor Parishad in 2004 and joined the International Brotherhood of Magicians, USA, in 2006.
The magic maestro has staged shows both at home and abroad. He is also trained in Child Protection Awareness from the British Council, alongside Fire Fighting, Prevention, Rescue, and Aid from Bangladesh Fire Service.
"Magic is a part of our culture. It brings smiles to people's faces," he says. "Magic has no language. Everyone can enjoy it together with their loved ones."
With proper patronage, PC Saha believes he can contribute immensely to the field of magic in Bangladesh, highlighting the nation on international platforms.