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PM Narendra Modi condoles death of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar

IANS 20 Aug 2014, 10:19:56 AM IST
IANS
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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 B.K.S. Iyengar's demise and offer my condolences to his followers all over the world," Modi tweeted.

"Generations will remember B.K.S. Iyengar as a fine guru, scholar and a stalwart who brought yoga into the lives of many across the world," he added.

Iyengar, 96, who founded the 'Iyengar Yoga', died at a private hospital in Pune early Wednesday.

He breathed his last around 3.15 a.m. after a brief battle with age-related ailments.