09 August 2016 Current Affairs GK: Renowned 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.
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.
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