NEW DELHI Aug 20 Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar,
who built a global following that included violin maestro Yehudi
Menuhin and novelist Aldous Huxley, died on Wednesday, his
website said. He was 95.
"Generations will remember Shri BKS Iyengar as a fine guru,
scholar and a stalwart who brought yoga into the lives of many
across the world," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on
Twitter. Shri is a title showing respect.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar took up yoga at the
age of 16 and was named as one of the world's most influential
living people by Time magazine in 2004.
In 1952, the violinist Menuhin introduced Iyengar to the
Western world and connected him to several other celebrities.
The guru's style of yoga often involves using props such as
wooden gadgets and belts to achieve correct posture.
Iyengar had been suffering from heart problems, Indian media
(Reporting by Aditya Kalra; Editing by Douglas Busvine and