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Indian magicians ready to thrill

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, August 17, 2014

SEVENTY-FIVE years of traditional family magic-making has brought the Raghuvir family to the shores of Fiji to perform their illusions at this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival.

The magicians, who have never been to Fiji before, said having performed over 40,000 times globally, they were ready to wow their Fijian audience.

One of the magicians, Jitendra Raghuvir told this newspaper they were excited about the show, the first of which would take place at 6.30pm today on the main Hibiscus stage.

"Thanks for all the warm welcome, it has been great so far. This has been a tradition for the last 75 years — my grandfather started this tradition and over three generations now, we have done more than 40,000 shows all over the globe," Mr Raghuvir said.

"Our prime business is magic only and we teach magic also, for the last 60 years. Within India, we are from Pune, which is next to Mumbai, so if you ever went there, you'd be able to find us Raghuvir magicians everywhere."

He said having attained a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, it allowed for a lot more flexibility and believability in his illusions.

Apart from this evening's show they will be on stage again at 11am on Wednesday morning following the Baby Show.

All of their performances are free of charge.

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