BKS Iyengar

BKS Iyengar bio

Birth Name: BKS Iyengar

Occupation: Teacher

Place Of Birth: India

Date Of Birth: December 14, 1918

Date Of Death: N/A

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Indian

BKS Iyengar was born on the 14th of December, 1918. He was famous for being a Teacher. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most distinguished teachers of yoga, this creator of Iyengar Yoga wrote several books outlining his philosophy and practice. He was a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Padma Vibhushan.

BKS Iyengar was born in India. During his childhood years, he suffered from malnutrition and was, at different times, diagnosed with tuberculosis, malaria, and typhoid fever. On the invitation of his sister’s husband, the yogi Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, he began practicing yoga as a means of improving his health. A philanthropist as well as a yogi, he donated millions of rupees to the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysore, India.

BKS Iyengar was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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BKS Iyengar is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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BKS Iyengar’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on BKS Iyengar’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, BKS Iyengar kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

BKS Iyengar was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: BKS Iyengar was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: BKS Iyengar was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: BKS Iyengar had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

BKS Iyengar’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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