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Google Doodle celebrates Yoga guru BKS Iyengar’s 97th birthday

Google featured an interactive doodle on Monday to celebrate the life of yoga guru BKS Iyengar on his 97th birth anniversary.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2015 12:11 IST
In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine
In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine(Google Doodle)

Google featured an interactive doodle on Monday to celebrate the life of yoga guru BKS Iyengar on his 97th birth anniversary.

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, who was born in 1918 into a poor family in Mysore - one of 13 children, of whom only 10 survived, founded the style of yoga known as ‘Iyengar yoga’.

He is credited with taking the ancient Indian practice across the world, and with inspiring such famous personalities as novelist Aldous Huxley, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

Google’s Kevin Laughlin used a few of the master’s asanas, to help complete the logo on its homepage.

In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In 2014 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. He died on August 20, 2014, aged 95.