Bangaluru: The Indian diaspora in Oman performed a five-day homa at Muscat for the well being of the ailing ruler of Oman, 72-year-old Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. The sultan is reportedly suffering from colon cancer and has been under treatment for the past few months. Bangaluru-based astrologer expert Chandrashekar Swami and a 22-member team of vedic Brahmins were recently flown in to Muscat to perform this ritual. An advisor to the sultan who hails from Gujarat has organized the ritual, Swami said. A large number of people, especially Indians settled there and some royal family members also attended the homa. The ailing Sultan believes that the homa would do him good.