Renowned Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla Dies In Ahmedabad

Apollo Hospital confirmed that Mr Daruwalla died during treatment, news agency PTI reported.

Renowned Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla Dies In Ahmedabad

Bejan Daruwalla had pneumonia (File)

New Delhi:

Bejan Daruwalla, the world-renowned astrologer, died on Friday. He was 89. His son told news agency PTI that he was suffering from pneumonia.

"Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti," Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tweeted on Friday.

Union Minister Smriti Irani also paid his tribute to Mr Daruwalla. "My deepest condolences on the passing away of Bejan Daruwala to his friends, family & followers. Exuberant with a fantastic sense of humour Bejan Uncle brought joy to all who had the honour of knowing him. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti! Folded hands," she tweeted.

Mr Daruwalla was one of the most famous astrology columnists in the country. He had been associated with several newspapers, magazines and news channel in his decades-long career.

He was also a professor of English in Ahmedabad.

The Apollo Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment, confirmed Mr Daruwalla's death, news agency PTI reported.

His son Nastur Daruwalla denied social media rumours that his father had contracted coronavirus. Mr Daruwalla was suffering from only pneumonia, he said.

In 2015, Mr Daruwalla said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had shown him his palm.

With inputs from PTI