Google Doogle Celebrates Yoga Guru BKS lyengar’s 97th Birth Anniversary
Google Doodle is today celebtaring 97th birth anniversary of Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar. Iyengar is credited of bringing yoga to the western world. He founded his own yoga style known as ‘Iyengar Yoga.
The interactive doodle made by Kevin Laughlin shows yoga guru in various poses or or asanas, within Google’s logo.
“His style-Iyengar Yoga-is characterized by tremendous control and discipline, which he exercised in ways not limited to confoundingly long headstands,” said Google.
Named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004, Iyengar was born on December 14, 1918 in Bellur in Karnataka.
Iyengar was conferred with Padma Shri in 1991, Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2014 for his immense contribution to the field of yoga.
Iyengar died from heart failure and renal failure in August 2014 in Pune. He was 95-years-old then.