Yoga guru TKV Desikachar passes away

Aug 9, 2016 17:12 IST

Yoga Guru TKV DesikacharRenowned Yoga Guru TKV Desikachar passed away on 8 August 2016 following a brief illness in Chennai. He was 78. He was known for transforming the way yoga was practised and turned it into both a wellness concept and a therapy.

About TKV Desikachar
• Desikachar is son of T Krishnamacharya, popularly acknowledged as the father of modern yoga.
• He dabbled with engineering before he learnt yoga from his father.
• He helped others with tailor-made yoga programmes which he called Viniyoga.
• He also taught Yoga to famous philosopher J Krishnamurti in January 1966.
• In 1976, he founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram where today about 1000 students visit every month to learn yoga.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Quick Digest

Who: TKV Desikachar

What: Passed away

When: 8 August 2016

Is this article important for exams ? Yes
Read more Current Affairs on: Yoga guru , TKV Desikachar , passes away

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK