I am sad to report that Tarot Grandmaster Pritam Vachani, from Pune, Maharashtra, India passed away suddenly, from a severe heart attack. Pritam studied Tarot and was a Tarot Reader and teacher for 66 years!
In addition to Tarot, he was a Reiki Healer, writer, author, and painter. Pritam was also an Engineer, with 50 yrs international experience in Pollution Containment.
He is even the author of "The Thogchag Vigil", a SciFi novel, still available on Amazon! He did original research on how to faithfully represent a Querant when interacting with Tarot Cards.
Like most of us, Pritam began with the Waite/Smith Tarot deck, around age 20. In later years, he developed an affinity for the Angel Tarot Cards (Radleigh Valentine), Tarot Illuminati (conceived by Artist Eric Dunne), and especially the Osho Zen Tarot.
He said this about Osho:
Osho was an unusual Guru. His beliefs and practices were based on a liberal version of the Zen Philosophy. SOME SAY TOO LIBERAL. He had a huge following. Beset by controversy, he was virtually deported from the U.S. and set up his Ashram in Pune, India where he died and I now currently live. He still has a substantial following throughout the world and the Community is growing. The cards were based on the Osho-Zen philosophy and the interpretations are sometimes different from the conventional ones - but neverthless refreshing providing new insights... ~ Pritam Vachani
Pritam is survived by his wife, Indira Vachani.
Rest in peace my friend!