Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passed away in Ahmedabad on Friday.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani confirmed the news on Twitter.
Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti...
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) May 29, 2020
Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia also extended condolences. "Saddened to hear demise of renowned astrologer Wizard Shri Bejan Daruwalla ji due to Covid19," he tweeted.
Daruwalla, known for his newspaper columns on astrology, was 90.
Saddened to hear demise of renowned astrologer Wizard Shri Bejan Daruwalla ji @Bejan_Daruwalla due to Covid19.
Unfathomable loss to the world of Indian Astrology.
My condolences to his family & friends.
May his divine soul find peace in Almighty's Heaven. pic.twitter.com/Gse9k67V29— Arjun Modhwadia (@arjunmodhwadia) May 29, 2020
Apollo Hospital here confirmed that Daruwalla died during treatment.
Reports in the media suggested that Daruwalla passed away due to coronavirus infection. However, speaking to PTI, his son Nastur Daruwalla denied the speculation on social media that his father had contracted coronavirus. Daruwalla was suffering from only pneumonia, he said.
According to his website, Daruwalla is known as one of the best astrologers in the US. Many well-known personalities, including Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of City Palace Udaipur and Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde have sought advice from him.
Daruwalla had predicted the victories of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai and Narendra Modi and, apparently, even the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.(With inputs from PTI)