Yoga instructor from India known for being a main proponent of prominent style of yoga known as Ashtanga Vinyasa. He served as a teacher at Sanskrit College of Maharaja from 1937 to 1973.
He attended a seminar by yoga practitioner T. Krishnamacharya at age twelve and became a student of his the next day.
He opened the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in he and his wife's home in 1948.
His father was a priest and astrologer.
He had a number of famous pupils, including pop superstar Madonna.