Bejan Daruwalla, famous Indian astrologer, died at a private hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on May 29 evening. He was 89.
There were speculations on social media that he had contracted coronavirus. However, his son Nastur Daruwalla has reportedly denied the Covid-19 rumours.
“Daruwalla was suffering from only pneumonia,” he said. The Apollo Hospital in the city confirmed that Daruwalla died during treatment.
“Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti….,” tweeted Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani.
An ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha, Daruwalla once admitted his whole family is into astrology.
Daruwalla, says his website, was once asked by the Dalai Lama to put his hand on the Tibetan spiritual leader’s head at the India International Centre in Delhi.
Among his most famous predictions is the one about Narendra Modi beating his competitors hands down to “win the game”. He made the prophecy just before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “Narendra Modi’s Moon and Mars are together. Moon is for popularity and Mars is for energy. The combination of two makes him a winning material. For all these reasons, Narendra Modi will win the game,” was his prediction ahead of the polls.