Jewel Aich

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Jewel Aich
Jewel Aich 2009.JPG
Aich in 2009
Native name জুয়েল আইচ
Born 1950 (age 67–68)
Barisal, East Bengal, Pakistan
Nationality Bangladeshi
Education BA (honors)
Alma mater Jagannath University
Occupation Magician and bansuri player
Awards Ekushey Padak

Jewel Aich is a Bangladeshi magician and bansuri player. He is a veteran of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war that culminated in the birth of his country.[1] He has been called Bangladesh's leading magician.[2]

Early life[edit]

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. [3] During the Bangladesh Liberation War, he fought for Bangladesh. In the middle of the war he became sick. During that time he taught in refugee camp and inspire the freedom fighters.[3]


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.[4] Soon afterwards a circus party came to a nearby village. he was invited to America by the Society of American Magicians to perform a show.[3]



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  2. ^ "Jewel Aich who has long been the leading". Magic Times. 2003-11-24. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  3. ^ a b c "Biography of Jewel Aich". UNICEF. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  4. ^ Aich, Jewel, Antoraler Ami, pp-53