Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwala, who was admitted at a Gujarat hospital, passed away on Friday. According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's list of patients, Daruwala had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 22 and was fighting for his life since a past few days.
A Facebook post by a close associate, Mark Manuel, spoke in a heartfelt post about how the famous astrologer was not doing well at the hospital and was put under ventilator support in Ahmedabad. In his Facebook post, he also mentioned how Mr Daruwalla had developed pneumonia over COVID-19.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani paid his condolences and wrote, "Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti.
The social media which was flooded with wishes over the last few days is now expressing grief and condolences over his passing.
Daruwalla, who was also a well-known astrologer in the United States,
was widely recognised for combining the principle techniques of Vedic astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, I-Ching, Tarot, Kabalah and even Western astrological techniques for his predictions.
Followed by several avid readers around the world, some of his best-known predictions were those of Modi's victory as well as the triumphs of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Morarji Desai. Amongst some of his famous predictions was the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and the Bhopal Gas tragedy.