Specttrum News: World-famous yogacharya and founder of the Iyengar School of Yoga, Padma Vibhushan B. K. S. Iyengar passed away on Wesdnesday morning in Pune. He was 95. He is survived by a son and daughter.

Iyengar had been ailing since some time and was admitted to a private hospital a week back. He was put on dialysis after his condition worsened two days back. He breathed his last at 3.15 AM.


The legendary yoga guru was admitted to the hospital on 12th August following complaints of acute breathlessness and palpitation. Iyengar had a cardiac problem. 

Iyengar 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'.

An eminent exponent of yoga as enunciated in the ancient "Patanjali Sutra", Iyengar was credited with spreading the practice of yoga to about 60 countries which he visited.

The yogacharya, who was active till the end through his Iyengar Institute of Yoga, had a large following of disciples within and outside the country. Hailed as a "modern rishi", Mr Iyengar set up over 100 branches of his institute in different countries.