This Magician From Cuttack Is The First Indian To Represent The Nation In International Magic Festival, Italy!


Magic is something that appeals to everyone! To witness any little magical trick or an amazing illusion makes most of us fill with delight. Even the state of Odisha has its share of expert wizards or magicians, but what this Cuttack boy is up to is just extraordinary!

Hemanta Kumar Sahoo, a resident of Bidanasi in Cuttack, is the only Indian who has been selected to represent the country at a prestigious global Fest. He will enthrall the audiences of the International Magic Festival to be held at Palermo city in Italy from March 17 – March 27, 2017.

Odisha based NGO, Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) and the European Commission will jointly organize Sahoo’s magic tour, which aims to encompass science, art, magic and yoga into a single platform. During this tour, Hemanta is slated to visit a few countries namely, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland and France.

Hemanta was fascinated towards magic since his very childhood and had always dreamt of making it big in this art form. He supports the fact that magic should be included in the course curriculum of students and believes that it helps to de-stress.

This home grown and self-trained magician will not only perform conjuring shows but will also teach the tricks of his trade. That apart, he has an ambition to popularize magic in his home state by opening a school of the same!

All praises to this Cuttack guy for making it so far! Hope he stages a fabulous show in Italy and wherever next he performs.