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BKS Iyengar, legendary yoga guru, passes away at 96

BKS, as he was commonly known, is credited with the popularisation of yoga worldwide

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Renowned Yoga guru B K S Iyengar, 96, died at a Pune hospital at 3.15 a.m. this morning. He was suffering from kidney failure and undergoing dialysis.
Born on December 14, 1918 at Bellur village in Kolar district in Karnataka, Iyengar is credited with popularising yoga across the country as well as abroad.

His yoga style is widely practised and informally referred to as the ‘BKS School’.  

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, or BKS as he was popularly referred to as, was honoured with several awards and accolades including Padmashri, Padmabhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Kannada Rajyotsava award among others.

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