Page 1 of 3

The Modern Yoga Guru Iyengar dies at 96
An article copied from Decan chronicle by kailash ch Sabat-7207884783

01
The 96-year-old yoga exponent BKS Iyengar passed away on Wednesday. In an overheated, billion-dollar
market, Iyengar yoga stands apart, with its no nonsense, classicist approach. (TOI file photo)


Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away on August 20, 2014, leaving behind
a message ‘I always tell people, live happily and die majestically.’(as per
his website). The yoga guru, who is also hailed as the father of modern
yoga and has been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and Padma
Vibhushan in 2014 for his achievements had been admitted to a hospital
after he faced difficulty breathing. His condition soon deteriorated, and he
was put on dialysis for renal insufficiency.
Considered to be one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world, BKS
Iyengar is the founder of Iyengar Yoga and had written many books on
yoga practice and philosophy. He first learned yoga from his brother-in-
law Sri Tirumalai Krisnamacharya, in an attempt to improve his health. He
soon fell in love with the practice and went on to teach yoga in London,
Page 2 of 3

Switzerland, Paris and other places. Want to know what exactly the form
of yoga is, and how it is different? Well, be break down the science for
you.
He taught Shirshasana to Elishabeth, queen of Belgium when she was
80.and spread the yoga message in 60 foreign countries with 100 more
branches.

His 1966 book “light on Yoga“ contained details of 200 postures.

At the age of 90 years he used to practice 4 hrs a day including 1 hr
pranayam.



Awards he received

Padmashree on 1991
Padmabhushan in 2002
Padma bibhushana in 2014










Page 3 of 3

Sharmila Tagore on fast for last 14 years???


Sharmila Tagore wife of Saif ali khan

It is said that she is on fast for last 14 yrs on less food to repeal AFSPA-
Armed forces special powered Act and the law which make women widows
should be repealed immediately.

An article by Kailash

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful