From Linking Ring, Feb 1950
|Born||Mino Nowroji Cooper|
|Died||February 14, 1951 (age 69) |
Mino, the mystic (1881-1951), was a Parsi professional magician starting around 1906. Initially as a society magician, he toured starting in 1906 with a large show throughout India, Burma, S. Africa, and the East.
Mino was a past president of the Society of Indian Magicians in Bombay.
His wife was his assistant in his shows.
At one time he was an Indian motion picture performer. From 1932 until 1941, he did the leading roles in 25 pictures. Mostly comedies, but also a few straight, serious roles. It was between his motion picture contracts that he did a six-months tour of South Africa with a large illusion show.
In his later life, he was dubbed the "Grand Patriarch of Magic" by the Society of Indian Magicians, before he died in Bombay.
- Note: Name also spelled "Minoe" and "Minoo" in some publications.
- ↑ Sphinx, January 1948
- ↑ One Man parade, Linking Ring, Feb. 1950
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, Apr 1951