With sadness, a deep sense of loss and tears in our eyes but with so much gratitude, we acknowledge the passing tonight to Sri BKS Iyengar who left his body today. "Reports on social media suggest that BKS Iyengar passed away at 3:15 AM on August 20. His website image has also been changed to indicate his demise. According to Iyengar’s website, BKS Iyengar passed away on August 20, 2014. The message on his website read: ‘I always tell people, live happily and die majestically.’ He had been admitted to the hospital after he faced difficulty breathing and was put on dialysis for renal insufficiency. Known for popularising Yoga in the West, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2014. "The body is my temple. Asanas are my prayers" I for one will be forever grateful for your teachings and your gifts. Rest in peace Guruji. With love and gratitude from all of us.