Belur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, (also known as Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar) (Born December 14, 1918 in Belur, Karnataka, India) is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 89 years. He has written many books on yogic practice and philosophy, and is best known for his books Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He has also written several definitive yoga texts. Iyengar yoga centers are located throughout the world, and it is believed that millions of students practice Iyengar Yoga.He just turned 90yrs this december.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002.Here with Prodigy Aneesh Vidyashankar ,guru Vidyashankar and mother Jyothi after a concert at the fecilitation of Dr Bks iyengar at the Ramatheertha seva forum and the Nirmala Yoga Kuteeram at Bangalore on the 28th Feb 2008.