India’s oldest exponent and teacher of yoga, V Nanammal, has died at her home close to Coimbatore, within the southern state of state.
She was ninety nine and still teaching 100 students on a daily basis till some months agone.
Born into associate agricultural family, she was tutored yoga by her father.
She went on to master over fifty postures or asanas, and trained over 1,000,000 students – many them currently yoga instructors themselves round the world.
Known dear as “Yoga Grandma”, Nanammal received the Padma Shri – one amongst India’s highest civilian honours.
She became a preferred figure on YouTube in her later years, still acting a number of the foremost formidable yoga positions in her trademark pink saree.
A week ago, she fell from her bed and had been unwell since then, family sources were quoted as language by India’s PTI news organisation.
Speaking to BBC News in 2017, Nanammal attributed her healthiness to her daily yoga routine.
“Health becomes your priority and everything is accomplishable,” she said.