Barisal, East Bengal, Pakistan
Jewel Aich (b. 1950) is a Bangladeshi magician and bansuri player. He has been called as Bangladesh's leading magician.
Aich was born in Pirojpur, a southern district of Bangladesh. He was the fifth of nine children in his family. He was fascinated by the art of magic from a young age, and his interest continued to grow when a gypsy man performed some magic during a visit to Aich’s family home. Shortly thereafter, he encountered a circus performing in a nearby village, Aich saw a magician perform a trick where it appeared that he had cut the neck of his assistant. He was so impressed by the trick that he designed a special knife which he later demonstrated to his friends by “cutting off” a friend’s leg. Aich was officially hooked on magic, and so began his career as a magician. By the time Aich finished high school and went to college; his name had already spread through his district as a magician. During the Bangladesh Liberation War their house got looted they had to flee to Kolkata.
His full-evening show was billed as "The World's Most Artistic Illusionist" and has been praised by Sid Lorraine and Elizabeth Warlock. His principal assistant (and wife since 1985) is Bipasha (born 1960). He did four world tours in 1982, 1986, 1988, and 1989.
His inventions include Giant Disecto (1981), Flower Garden from Nowhere (1984), Invisible Flight of Bipasha (1986), and Wonderful Rhythm (1987).
He was invited to America by the Society of American Magicians to perform his show.
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
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