Condole the demise of Iyengar, the great lion of Indian yoga: Javadekar

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the death of world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar.

hidden August 20, 2014 12:18:04 IST
Condole the demise of Iyengar, the great lion of Indian yoga: Javadekar

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the death of world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar whom he hailed as "great lion of Indian yoga".

Condole the demise of Iyengar the great lion of Indian yoga Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar condoled the demise of yoga guru BKS Iyengar. IBNLive

"My homage to the great lion of Indian yoga who passed away today. He made Pune the capital of yoga and spread it all over the world," Javdekar said in a condolence message.

Iyengar passed away early Wednesday in Pune following illness. 96-year-old Iyengar had been ailing for some time and was admitted to a private hospital here a week back. He was put on dialysis after his condition worsened two days back. He breathed his last at 3.15 am.

Iyengar, honoured with Padma Vibhushan, is survived by a son and daughter.

He was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and had written many books on yoga practice and philosophy including 'Light on Yoga', 'Light on Pranayama', and 'Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali'.

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