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Guruji’s work is now being appreciated worldwide. He has received numerous awards and titles like :

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  • Titles :
    2014 - Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusadhana Samsthanam Deemed University honoured with "Doctor of Letters (Yoga)"
    - Portuguese Yoga Federation honoured with the title "International Yoga Grand Master"
    2011 - International Biographical Centre of Cambridge considers B. K. S. Iyengar as "one of the top 100 Educators in 21st century"
    - Kannada University of Hampi, Karnataka honoured the degree of "Nadoja"
    2010 - Out of 100 chosen personalities of India, Guruji ranked 33rd as the Yoga Guru and author in Readers digest 2010, "INDIA’S MOST TRUSTED-2009" honoured at Pune
    - International Biographical of Cambridge honoured "2000 outstanding intellectuals of the 21st Century "
    2009 - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka conferred “DEGREE OF SCIENCE”
    2008 - Friendship Forum of India has presented "Certificate of Excellence"outstanding and extra-ordinary achievements in his chosen fields of activity and services rendered to promote greater friendship.
    - Friendship Forum of India has presented "“Economic Growth and National Unity” for outstanding contribution and praiseworthy achievements in his chosen field
    - DNA honoured Guruji for top 50 "“The Influentials- People Who Impact India”
    2004 - Yogacharya B.K.S.IYENGAR is included in the list of "most powerful and influential people of the World" complied by the “American Time Magazine”
    - Felicitated by the Karnataka Legislature Council, Bangalore
    - Felicitated by Ajit Kumar Memorial Yoga Research Centre Students of Yoga Center, Bangalore
    2003 - Oxford English Dictionary included "Iyengar" for defining Yoga, publsihed by Oxford University Press
    2002 - Title "Doctorate of Letters (D.LITT)" honoured at Pune
    - Title "Yoga Panchajanya Pithamaha " honoured by villagers of Bellur, from birth place of Guriji
    2001 - Title "Sharada Jnana Pitam" honoured to 10 eminent people who have crossed 80 years
    - Title "Rishi Award " honoured to Guruji at Pune
    2000 - Title "Swasthya Seva Ratna" International Institute of Health Sciences in Calcutta conferred Guruji
    - Title "Nominated for Torch for Global Inspiration " Torchbearer of the American Biographical Institute (USA) for certified teachers throughout the World
    1999 - Title "Abhinava Patanjali Maharsh" Sri Chaitanya Vaishnava Vardhini Sabha conferred Guruji in Mysore.
    - Title "Jeevan Sadhana Gaurav " Pune University honoured for his life time achievement in the field of yoga
    1997 - Title "Doctorate of Science" University of Mysore conferred on him honorary Doctorate.
    - Title "Vipra Ratna" The Karnataka Brahman Mahasabha honoured
    1991 - Pune Municipal Corporation felicitated him and presented him with a Scroll of Honours
    1981 - Title "Yoga Raja" conferred by Vishwa Yoga Sammelan
    1962 - Title "Yoganga Shikshana Chakravati" conferred by his Guru, T. Krishnamacharya
    1948 - Title "Yoga Raja" conferred by Swami Shivananda
  • BBC Television has equated him with one of the greatest artists " Michaelangelo of Yoga"
  • Robert Engman, Chairman, Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, has created a monumental 15 foot sculpture named "After Iyengar" calling him "A Supreme Artist"

  • Awards :
    2014 - The second highest civilian award  Padma Vibhushan by the President of India
    2013 - "Mother Teresa Sadbhavana Award" for outstanding achievements in the field of yoga by Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi
    2012 - "Gurujan Gaurav Puraskar" by Ganesh Kridha Mandir, Pune
    - Indian Merchants Chamber awarded Guruji with "IMC Juran Quality Medal- 2011 "
    - Aditya Pratisthan, Pune awarded "Yoga Vidya bhushan- Laxmi Vasudeo Puraskar"
    2011 - "Gold Medal For India" by American Biographical Institute
    2010 - For outstanding achievements, the International Institute of Education & Management awarded "Rajdhani Rattan Gold Medal Award"
    - Indian Solidarity Council, awarded "Rashtrya Gaurav Award" for outstanding achievements.
    - Economic Growth & National Unity, Delhi awarded "Jewel of India Gold Award" and Gold Medal (Certificate of Excellence)
    - International Institute of Education and Management honoured "Maha Yoga Guru Puraskar"
    2009 - "Life Time Achievement Award" by the second annual transformation festival, which was held in Hyderabad
    2008 - "Superior Achievement award" by University of California, Riverside for Guruji's lifelong dedication to the philosophy, art and science of yoga
    2007 - "Yogiraj of the Millennium" by Institute of Education Research and Development in association with the Global Institutes
    - International Penguin publishing House has chosen Guruji for "Rising personalities of India award and gold medal"
    2006 - "World Medal of Freedom" by American Biographical Institute or significant accomplishments in the field of World peace
    - Sri. Sri. Ravi Shankar awarded Guruji with "Kasba Ganapati Award "
    2005 - The Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi honoured"Indira Gandhi Excellence Award "
    - International Institute of Education & Management, for Guruji's outstanding achievement has honoured "Rajdhani Rattan Gold Medal Award "
    - For Guruji's work Industrial Technology Foundation, Delhi through Justice. P.C.Jain (Former Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court) has honoured "Golden Life Time Achievement Award "
    - "Bharati Jeevan Sadhana Gaurav Puraskar" and cash award of Rs 51,000/- was awarded by the Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
    - Shri. Raghavendra Anugraha awarded Guruji "Yoga Shikshana Puraskar "and a cash of Rs 5000/- by H.H.Sri.Sri.Sri. Sushvendra Swamiji on his Amruta Jayanti Day Tivar, Pune
    - Suryadatta Group of Institutes, Pune felicitated "Suryadatta Life Time Achievement Award"
    2004 - The Maharashtriya Mandal, Pune awarded Guruji "Late. Capt. Shivrampant Damle Puraskar" with Rs 10,000/- for outstanding achievement.
    - Guruji was honoured by Industrial Technology Foundation for extra-ordinary achievement in chosen field of activity
    2003 - For Guruji's work in Complimentary Medicine by the Medicina Alternativa Institute Open University for Complimentary Medicine Colombo SriLanka has honoured"Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians"
    - International Institute of Education & Management Delhi, awarded "Jewel of India"
    - National & International Compendium awarded "Life Time Achievement Award"
    - Vidya Sahakari Bank Pune honoured "Vidya Vyas Award"
    2002  - Padmabhushan by the Government of India
    - Mumbai citizens honoured "Yoga Ratna"
    - Samskrita Academy Chennai awarded "Yoga Bhaskara Award"
    - The International Penguin Publishing house awarded "Rising Personalities of India" along with a Gold Medal, for his outstanding services achievements and contributions
    - The United Cultural Convention of the American Biographical Institute honoured "Noble Prize for outstanding Achievement and Contributions to Worldwide Humanity"
    2001 -  Svasthya Seva Ratna by the International Institute of Health Sciences, Calcutta
    - Guruji was honoured one among 10 eminent people who have crossed 80 years "Sharada Jnana Pitam award"
    - "Rishi Award"
    2000 - "Priyadarshni Academy Award" for "Life Time Achievement" in the field of Yoga
    - International Publishing Centre awarded "Hall of Fame Award"
    - The International Institute of Success of Awareness awarded "Millennium Medal of Achiever 2001"
    - Progressive Education Society, Pune awarded "Shri. Shankar Rao Kanitkar Puraskar"
    1999 - The World Yoga Society, Calcutta awarded "Yoga Dron Award-1999"
    - Sri Murli Manohar Joshi HRD & S&T Minister, Govt, of India honoured Guruji"Gyan Kalyan Charitable Award" (This award is usually given for achievement in the areas of Sanskrit, Ayurveda and Yoga).
    - Also for being the Greatest Yoga Exponent "Millennium Honour"
    - The International Biographical Research Foundation of India awarded Gurujî "Eminent Personalities of India, 1999"
    - The International Publishing House, New Delhi awarded "Best Citizen of India Award, 1999-2000"
    - Acharya Kishore Vyas at the Gita Parivar Sangamner, in Pune felicitated Guruji with"Swami Vivekanand Puruskar Award "
    - Rotary Club of Kothrud, Pune honoured Guruji for his contribution on the field of yoga "Rotary Excellence award "
    1998 - "Man of the Year 1998" awarded by The American Biographical Institute
    - The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England awarded"International Man of the Year 1998"
    - "Twentieth Century Achievement Award" and included Guruji's name in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership of 1998
    - "Twentieth Century Achievement Award" and included Guruji's name in volumes 2000 Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century
    - Guruji's name was also included in volumes of "500 Leaders of Influence of the Twentieth Century as well as future generations"
    1996 - Health Care for 1996 Award, Top Management Club (India) Pune Chapter honoured him has honoured him with
    1995 - "Punya Bhushan" by Tridal
    - All India Board of Alternative Medicine "Gem of Alternative Medicine "
    1993 - Indian board of Alternative Medicines awarded him with a Gold Medal
    1992 - Pune Pride awarded "Gold Medal"
    1991 - "Rajyotsava Award" by the Government of Karnataka
    - All India Board of Alternative Medicine "All India Vasistha Award" and a gold medal for outstanding contribution in the field of yoga education
    - 4th congress of the World Federation of Societies of Holistic Medicine (Italy) he was awarded the "Purna Swasthya Award"
    1990 - "Patanjali Award" from Government of Karnataka
    1989 - "Vasista Award" at the All India Physical Education Conference
    1988 - "Rajyotsava Award" by the Government of Karnataka
    - Ministry of Federal Star Registration, U.S.A. announced that "a Star in the northern hemisphere has been named after Yogacharya B.K.S. lyengar"
    1976 - The Film and Television Institute of India produced a 22 minute film titled "Samădhi" which won the Silver Lotus Award.

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    Honours :
    1997  The Best citizen of India by the International Publishing House
     International Biographical Centre, Cambridge includes him in the International Directory of  distinguished leadership
     2000 outstanding personality of the 20th century
    1996  Doctor of Science conferred by University of Mysore
    1991  International council of Ayurveda confers him with a Fellowship
    1988  A Star in the Universe is registered after Guruji
     Daratuya Vidyabhavan honours him
     University of Pennsylvania honours him with an honorary doctorate
    1985  The Mayor of Los Angeles honours Guruji
    1984  The Mayor of Philadelphia honours Guruji
    1978  Sculpture of Guruji's Mandalasana installed in Philadelphia

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