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B.K.S. Iyengar
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Iyengar on his 86th birthday in 2004
Born (1918-12-14)14 December 1918
Bellur, British India (present-day Karnataka, India)
Died 20 August 2014(2014-08-20) (aged 95)
Cause of death Heart attack caused by renal failure
Occupation Yoga teacher, author
Known for Iyengar Yoga
Spouse(s) Ramamani
Children Geeta
Prashant
Sunita
Relatives Abhijata Sridhar, Hareeth Sridhar (grandchildren)

B. K. S. Iyengar, or Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (December 14, 1918 - August 20, 2014) was an Indian yoga teacher and writer. He founded the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga". He was thought to be one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2014. In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

Iyengar died in Pune, India from a heart attack caused by renal failure, aged 95.


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