"Iyengar who had written several books on Yoga was instrumental in enlightening people that Yoga was not just a form of exercise, but a scientific method of maintaining both physical and mental health. Iyengar was special ambassador from the field of Yoga. He was the shining star in the field of Yoga."
Siddaramaiah, Karnataka CM
"My homage to the great lion of Indian yoga who passed away today. He made Pune the capital of yoga and spread it all over the world. He was a great lion of Indian yoga."
Prakash Javadekar, I&B Minister
"He dedicated his entire life to the study, practise, research, and promotion of yoga. Indeed, he was an encyclopedia of yoga and an innovator living in our midst. I am sure, his rich legacy will live on for many many years."
K Sankaranarayanan, Maharashtra Governor
"Iyengar was famously known as a teacher who would simplify even the most complex techniques of yoga before teaching it to his students. With his demise, the world has lost the true master of yoga."
Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra CM
"Innumerable people have been cured of various diseases through his teachings of yoga. We have lost a great human being."
Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra BJP Chief
"In the passing away of Yogacharya B K S Iyengar, we have lost a great exponent of Yoga, India has gifted to the world in the modern times. It is indescribable in words our grief and the sense of loss. On behalf of all swayamsevaks of Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh I offer my humble pranams to the great soul."
Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi, RSS Leader