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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyenger and said he will be remembered as a fine guru and scholar.
"I am deeply saddened to know about yogacharya BKS Iyengar's demise and offer my condolences to his followers all over the world," Modi tweeted.
"Generations will remember BKS Iyengar as a fine guru, scholar and a stalwart who brought yoga into the lives of many across the world," he added.
Generations will remember Shri BKS Iyengar as a fine Guru, scholar & a stalwart who brought Yoga into the lives of many across the world.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2014
I am deeply saddened to know about Yogacharya BKS Iyengar's demise & offer my condolences to his followers all over the world.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2014
Iyengar, 96, who founded the 'Iyengar Yoga', died at a private hospital in Pune early Wednesday.
He breathed his last around 3.15 am after a brief battle with age-related ailments.