Aug 20, 2014
By Michael Kramer
He was called “the father of modern yoga.”
Indian yoga guru “B.K.S. Iyengar” has died at the age of 95. He had been in hospital for a kidney ailment in the western Indian city of Pune.
The Master’s own brand of Iyengar Yoga became so popular he established studios in 72 countries.
Iyengar wrote 14 books including “Light On Yoga,” which sold more than 3 million copies and has been translated into 17 languages.
His famous pupils included violinist Yehudi Menuhin and author Aldous Huxley.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said “The nation has lost a personality who devoted his entire life to the teaching and dissemination of India’s ancient knowledge and wisdom to millions around the world.”