Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla dies of COVID-19


Gandhinagar: Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla died at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday, after a brief battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 89-year-old’s demise was confirmed by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The CM prayed for his soul and expressed sorrow over his death.

Daruwalla was admitted to a private hospital about a week ago following complaints of breathlessness and pneumonia-like symptoms. His condition deteriorated during the past couple of days and he was kept on ventilator for the last two days. He died at 5.13 p.m. on Friday. Daruwalla is survived by two sons Nastur and Fardun and daughter Nazreen.

Daruwalla, a practicing Zoroastrian and also a Ganesha devotee, rose as one of the most celebrated astrologers in the nation. He drew unprecedented following from all parts of world, with his predictions being highly valued by scores in the stock markets as well.

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