Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwala passed away in Ahmedabad on Friday at the age of 88.
As per reports, Daruwalla was being treated for pneumonia and brain hypoxia for the past few days.
While there were reports his name featured in the list of COVID-19 positive patients announced by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, his family has denied that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani took to Twitter to express his condolence.
“Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti…”
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
A practising Zoroastrian, Daruwalla was also a self-proclaimed Ganesha devotee.
According to his website, the astrologer was known to combine the principles of Vedic and Western astrology, I-Ching, Tarot, Numerology, the Kabalah and even Palmistry.