V. Nanammal

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V. Nanammal
V Nanammal.jpg
Nanammal in 2018
Born1920
DiedOctober 26, 2019(2019-10-26) (aged 98–99)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Cause of deathProblems caused by a fall
NationalityIndian
OccupationYoga instructor
AwardsNari Shakti Puraskar (2016),
Yoga Ratna award (2017)
Padma Shri award (2018)

V. Nanammal (1920 – 26 October 2019) was an Indian Yoga teacher. She trained one million students over 45 years and taught one hundred students daily. Six hundred of her students have become Yoga instructors around the world.[1][2][3]

Her work was honored with India's National Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2016[4] and the country's fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2018.[5][6][7][8][9]

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