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'Wizard Mandrake' found dead
  • Caged Indian escape artist Chanchal Lahiri is lowered into the Hooghly river from Calcutta's Howrah Bridge February 24, 2002. Lahiri escaped from the locked cage about 15 seconds after it was submerged. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw JS/JD
  • Chanchal Lahiri, a magician, sits on a boat before performing one of his tricks in the Hooghly river in Kolkata, India, June 16, 2019. Picture taken June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
  • Chanchal Lahiri, a magician, is lowered into the Hooghly river as he performs one of his tricks in Kolkata, India, June 16, 2019. Picture taken June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
  • Caged Indian escape artist Chanchal Lahiri waves to the crowd before being lowered into the Hooghly river from Calcutta's Howrah Bridge February 24, 2002. Lahiri escaped from the locked cage about 15 seconds after it was submerged. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw JS/JD
  • Handcuffed magician Chanchal Lahiri is being lowered into the river Hooghly in a glass cage box, bolted with 36 locks, from the famous Howrah Bridge in eastern Indian city of Calcutta April 26. Lahiri popped up from the river half a minute later without the handcuffs after he was dropped into the river from the bridge. He is raising funds for thalassemia patients. Thalassemia is inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule.