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Magic of Great Bombay Circus returns to Gurgaon
Circus is a dying act and one, which is no more appreciated. However, the entertainers do not feel the same way. With children's magical world and elders childhood memories, the Great Bombay Circus is in Gurgaon, again, to entertain and give a glimpse of circus life to the children of our generation.
The Great Bombay Circus offers a fusion of complete entertainment with spectacular and daring acrobatic acts, sizzling performance by artistes and ear-splitting laughter generated by the talented clowns. To excel and earn accolades has been their forte. This circus family is in Gurgaon till 21st April, 2014. Mr. Baburao Kadam founded the Grand Bombay Circus in 1920, which was later renamed The Great Bombay Circus. It now has around 300 employees including 30 male artists, 60 female artists, 40 administrative staff and 180 support staff.

This circus is really a crowd puller and attracts a lot of attention each time they make it to the city. Without joker, the circus is incomplete, so the joker has very significant role in any circus. The gymnasts, bike riders, cyclists, animals like horse, elephants, camels, lions, snakes, birds-parrots, ducks, pigeons, etc. are also the major attraction of the circus. It welcomes a crowd of around 3000 people at a time. King Mahendra of Nepal and his queen, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, former Tamil Nadu chief minister and actor M.G. Ramchandaran are among some of the guests the circus has had over the time.

The Great Bombay Circus has also been the setting for films like “Krish”, “Don” starring Amitabh Bachchan and many more. ''Circus is our life now. We eat, we live and we work for it" said one of the staff members. When asked about ever getting tired of doing the same work each and everyday, he sighed "we do the same work differently each time ".

The shows run through the day and there are three shows of 2 hours duration starting from 1 p.m., 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. The rates for one performance varies ranging from Rs.50 to Rs.200/-per person. If you belong to that part of the crowd, which is yet to see a circus performance, then you should definitely go rather than turn into a generation, which is fast becoming a circus less crowd.

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