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Mr Iyengar was credited with his own brand of yoga, and taught author Aldous Huxley and violinist Yehudi Menuhin, among other celebrities.
Iyengar yoga is now taught in more than 70 countries and the guru's books have been translated into 13 languages.
One of yoga's finest teachers, Mr Iyengar practised what he called an "art and science" for more than eight decades.
He continued to practise - "practice is my feast", he once told a correspondent - in his old age and could still do the sirsasana - or the headstand - for half an hour until last year.
He used around 50 props, including ropes and mats, to align and stretch the body.
Iyengar was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and had written many books on yoga practice and philosophy.