Gandhi Nagar: Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passed away on Friday at a hospital in Gujarat's Gandhi Nagar at the age of 89. According to reports, the astrologer was put on a ventilator after he complained of breathing difficulty.

He had predicted victories of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Morarji Desai. He also had predicted the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani took to Twitter and expressed condolences.

"Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti..." he tweeted.

It was reported that Daruwalla had tested positive for 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.