The practical mystic B K S Iyengar who did more than anyone to popularise yoga beyond Indian culture has died, aged 95.
His fame spread after a meeting with Yehudi Menuhin in 1952. Yehudi learned to stand on his head. So did the Israeli prime minister, David Ben Gurion. Soon, a large part of the world was seeking transcendence.
Iyengar, a modest man, refused to cultivate a personal brand.