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International Renowned Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar Dies

International Renowned Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar Dies

Pune:- BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga teach who founded one of the world’s most popular yoga styles, has died in India city of Pune. He was 95. Mr Iyengar was admitted to hospital last week and died early on Wednesday following kidney problems.
Mr Iyengar was credited with his own brand of yoga, and taught author Aldous Huxley and violinist Yehudi Menuhin, among other celebrities.Iyengar yoga is now taught in more than 70 countries and the guru’s books have been translated into 13 languages.One of yoga’s finest teachers, Mr Iyengar practised what he called an “art and science” for more than eight decades and ran one of India’s top yoga schools in Pune. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar in Bellur in the southwestern state of Karnataka in 1918 and in 2004, was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. He was the 11th of 13 children and multiple childhood illnesses led him to begin yoga when he was 16. His teacher was his brother-in-law and the man dubbed the father of modern yoga, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. At 18 he began to teach yoga and in the subsequent decades developed his personal philosophy, which became Iyengar yoga.
He counted author Aldous Huxley, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and assorted Hollywood actors among his disciples and even taught the Queen Mother of Belgium to do a headstand when she was 80.



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