New Delhi: Renowned Indian astrologer Bejan Daruwalla on Friday passed away at the age of 89 due to coronavirus infection. He was put on a ventilator last week in a private hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, after developing breathing difficulties. Also Read - Thanking COVID Warriors: IndiGo Announces 25% Discount on Domestic Flights For Doctors, Nurses Till Year-end

On Saturday, reports claimed that he had contracted coronavirus and was suffering from lung infection. His son and astrologer Nastur had squashed the rumours till Sunday afternoon and said that he had been a patient of pneumonia for a while. He was tested COVID-19 positive on May 22. Also Read - Student-Teacher from IIT Develop a Deodorant-cum-Sanitizer that Keeps Corona Away & Also Smells Good

Daruwalla had been a well-known astrologer in the United States also and was known for his columns in Indian newspapers. He gained prominence for combining the principle techniques of Vedic astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, I-Ching, Tarot, Kabalah and even Western astrological techniques for his predictions. Also Read - Phil Simmons Has The Full Backing of Cricket West Indies: Ricky Skerritt

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani paid his condolences and wrote, “Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti.”