B. K. S. Iyengar

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B.K.S. Iyengar
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Iyengar on his 86th birthday in 2004
Born (1918-12-14)14 December 1918
Bellur, British India (present-day Karnataka, India)
Died 20 August 2014(2014-08-20) (aged 95)
Pune, India
Cause of death Heart attack caused by renal failure
Occupation Yoga teacher, author
Known for Iyengar Yoga
Spouse(s) Ramamani
Children Geeta
Relatives Abhijata Sridhar, Hareeth Sridhar (grandchildren)

B. K. S. Iyengar, or Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (December 14, 1918 - August 20, 2014) was an Indian yoga teacher and writer. He founded the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga". He was thought to be one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.[1][2]

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2014.[3][4] In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.[5][6]

Iyengar died in Pune, India from a heart attack caused by renal failure, aged 95.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Aubrey, Allison. "Light on life: B.K.S. Iyengar's Yoga insights". Morning Edition: National Public Radio, 10 November 1995. (full text) Accessed 4 July 2007
  2. Stukin, Stacie (10 October 2005). "Yogis gather around the guru". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
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  4. "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  5. 2004 TIME 100 - B.K.S. Iyengar Heroes & Icons, TIME.
  6. By B.K.S. Iyengar. "Yoga News & Trends - Light on Iyengar". Yoga Journal. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  7. "Yoga guru B. K. S. Iyengar passes away". The Hindu.com. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 

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