Jewel Aich in 2009
April 10, 1950 |
|Alma mater||Jagannath University|
|Occupation||magician and bansuri player|
Jewel Aich was born in 1950 in Barisal, a southern district of Bangladesh. He was the fifth of nine children in his family. His family. His father B K Aich tried his best for Aich's education. 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.
The art of magic attracted him very early in his life. He first saw magic performed by a gypsy man who came to the family house with his company. Soon afterwards a circus party came to a nearby village. In 1981 he was invited to America by the Society of American Magicians to perform a show.