“I just picked up my bag and ran away from home. Santosh Sir helped me to settle here and trained me. Now, I am a residential magician with a city hotel and earn a very good salary. My parents now understand that this is a lucrative career,” says the undergraduate.
Another student of Santosh, Jiban Mishra, who holds a masters degree in chemistry, has a similar story. “I am addicted to magic and I am glad that I have made it a career,” said Mishra, who also performs at another city hotel.
The institute offers courses like professional close-up that has two batches, one for beginners and another for intermediates and is a four-month programme. Close-up magic for kids is a three-month course whereas Conjuring and Illusion is a two-month one. Many tricks taught here are based on playing cards, cups and balls, ropes and rings and so on. “Playing cards is a favourite for any magician. There are many permutations and combinations possible with it and the spectators too understand the props well, so they enjoy it more,” says Santosh.
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