Ma Prem Usha

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Ma Prem Usha (November 3, 1937 – July 17, 2008) was an Indian tarot card reader and columnist.[1] Usha, who was well known as a clairvoyant and fortune-teller both inside Indian and abroad, travelled extensively to read her tarot cards.[1]


Ma Prem Usha was a graduate of Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow, India.[2] It was during the 1970s that Usha was initiated into the order of Zen mystic, Osho, an Indian guru.[1] She remained a follower and devotee of the teachings of Osho for over 30 years until her death in 2008.[1]

She was consulted and interviewed extensively by Indian and international publications on her predictions.[1] She also contributed weekly astrological writings and predictions to several major Indian newspapers, periodicals and websites.[1] Her writings often touched on a wide variety of subjects including health, food, politics, fashion and people.[1]


Usha and her grand daughter Amira Sultan Kapoor who is a sculptor and painter created a new deck of tarot cards called the Saakshi Tarot Deck which is based on symbology, Indian mythology and the five elements of nature (wood, fire, earth, metal and water).[1] She authored 12 books on the twelve signs of the zodiac.[1]


Ma Prem Usha died on July 17, 2008, in New Delhi, India.[1][1] She was 70 years old.[1] She is survived by her husband, Lt. Col Raj Kumar Kapoor, her son Milin Kapoor and her 3 daughters, Ma Prem Ritambhara (Ritambhara Dewan) Sonia Pillai and Anjali Kapoor Ben-Sarfaradz. Usha and her daughter often travelled together for tarot readings throughout the world.[2]

Usha was cremated on the day of her death. Her ashes were taken to Haridwar, by her Husband and Daughter India, and placed into the Ganges River.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Tarot card reader Ma Prem Usha dead". Indo-Asian News Service. Hindustan Times. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  2. ^ a b Lal, Neeta (2008-07-25). "Cashing in on Clairvoyance". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2008-08-12.