O. P. Sharma (Magician) Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Kidney Related Ailments
Age: 70 Years
Death Date: 15/10/2022

O. P. Sharma

Full nameOm Prakash Sharma [1]
Profession(s)Magician, Illusionist
Known AsMaster of Illusion [2]DNA India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Title ReceivedShehensha-e-Jadoo [3]DNA India
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 April 1952 (Tuesday)
BirthplaceMoolgaon, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
Date of Death15 October 2022
Place of DeathFortune Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Age (at the time of death) 70 Years

Note: Various websites have quoted his different age.
Death CauseKidney-Related Ailments [4]DNA India
Zodiac signAries
HometownBallia, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolP. S. Bihara Harpur Primary School, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
College/University• Kunwar Singh Inter College, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
• T. D. College, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh [5]Facebook- OP Sharma
Educational Qualification• Graduation in Mechanical Engineering from T. D. College, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh (1970)
• A course in mechanical design [6]Facebook- OP Sharma [7]YouTube- News One India
AddressMIG-A, Barra 2, Barra World Bank, Barra, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208027
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage DateYear, 1962
Wife/SpouseMeenakshi Sharma
O. P. Sharma with his family
ChildrenSon(s)- 3
• Prem Prakash (eldest; works at Delhi Doordarshan)
• Satya Prakash (aka O P Sharma Jr.; magician)
O. P. Sharma with his son Satya Prakash aka OP Sharma Jr.
• Pankaj Prakash (youngest; operates a printing press)
Daughter- Renu Sharma
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsHe had an elder brother.

O. P. Sharma

Some Lesser Known Facts About O. P. Sharma

  • O. P. Sharma was an Indian magician and illusionist. He performed more than 39,000 magic shows at the national and international levels.
  • While he was studying in class 2, he started developing an interest in doing magic tricks. In an interview, while talking about developing an interest in magic tricks, he said,

    This all started when I was in 2nd standard, nearly 7 or 8 years old. I performed a small act and it was widely appreciated by the students and teachers alike. I became the center of attraction and started performing magic tricks on Friday every week.”

  • Initially, his family did not support him to pursue his career as a magician, but his elder brother supported him throughout. During an interview, while talking about it, O. P. Sharma said,

    Nobody in my family had a background in performing magic. But, my elder brother was my real strength who supported my interest. I still remember him visiting during the summer holidays and working on magic tricks with me. As I grew older, I started reading books about magic and continued my studies in parallel.”

    A poster of O. P. Sharma's magic show

    A poster of O. P. Sharma’s magic show

  • In 1971, he got a job as a designer at Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. He did magic shows simultaneously. His first show was in Shastri Nagar colony, Kanpur, whereas his first commercial magic show was in Mumbai.
  • He then performed in various magic shows in different parts of India. Soon, he started getting popularity with his magic tricks. His magic shows started with a man coming out of an empty box. He used to believe that doing magic tricks was an art and science. His magic shows were named ‘Indrajaal.’ Later, his son joined him as a magician and performs with the name O. P. Sharma Jr.
  • He built his house named ‘Bhoot Bangla’ in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The infrastructure of his home is like a haunted house.

    O. P. Sharma's bungalow

    O. P. Sharma’s bungalow

  • In 2001, he received the National Magic Award and the title “Shehensha-e-Jadoo” (King of Magic) from the Indian Magic Media Circle.
  • He once contested for the Govindnagar Legislative Assembly seat for the Samajwadi Party. However, in 2019, he joined the BJP.
  • O. P. Sharma started a magic show group named ‘Prakash Magico’ and had more than 13 magicians in his group.

  • His favourite quote was,

    Life is a Magic and Magic is my life.”

  • During an interview, he talked about his inspiration as a magician. He said,

    I’ve always tried to learn from others, imbibe whatever good qualities they have. I was truly mesmerized by the shows of Magician K Lal and he inspired to make my shows magnificent. Presentation is crucial in this field.”