Published On: Fri, May 29th, 2020

Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away at 89 in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwala passed away at Ahmedabad on Friday at the age of 89.

File Photo: Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwalla

After the news of his passing emerged, several media reports suggested that he had died due to coronavirus.

His astrologer-son, Nastur, however denied those reports.

Earlier it was reported that Daruwalla had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

His son, however, quashed the rumours, and had confirmed to the Times of India on Sunday that his father had been suffering from pneumonia and lung infection, and the oxygen level in his body had dipped.

Born in July 1931, Daruwalla was a known Ganesha devotee who combined the principles of various techniques like Vedic astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, I-Ching, Tarot, Kabalah and even Western astrology for his predictions.

He had successfully predicted the market volatility and movement from time-to-time. His website, Ganeshaspeaks, was one of the most-accessed sites in astrology, and commanded a huge following, globally.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was one of the first to offer his condolences. Tweeting about Daruwalla, he wrote that he was ‘saddened’ by his passing.

“Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti…”


Former Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia took to Twitter to express his condolence and termed Daruwalla’s demise an “unfathomable loss to the world of Indian astrology.”

Daruwalla had earlier predicted the victories of several Prime Minister including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai and also Narendra Modi.

He had also predicted the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi’s accident and the Bhopal gas tragedy to name a few.

He also had a connection with a number of famous Bollywood celebrities and also predicted their future.

According to his website, Daruwalla followed three principles in his life: “Keeping an open mind, observing keenly and research completely”.

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