V Nanammal, India’s oldest yoga teacher passes away

V Nanammal (99), India’s oldest exponent and teacher of yoga, has passed away near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Born into an agricultural family, she was taught yoga by her father. She went on to master more than 50 postures or asanas, and trained more than a million students – hundreds of them now yoga instructors themselves around the world. She was known affectionately as “Yoga Grandma” & received the Padma Shri – one of India’s highest civilian honours.


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