Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

1888 - 1989

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Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (18 November 1888 – 28 February 1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. He is seen as one of the most important gurus of modern yoga, and is often called "the father of modern yoga" for his wide influence on the development of postural yoga. Like earlier pioneers influenced by physical culture such as Yogendra and Kuvalayananda, he contributed to the revival of hatha yoga.Krishnamacharya held degrees in all the six Vedic darśanas, or Indian philosophies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya has received more than 568,953 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is the 977th most popular philosopher, the 415th most popular biography from India and the 41st most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya ranks 977 out of 1,089Before him are G. A. Cohen, Julián Marías, Ernest Nagel, Ivan Aksakov, Bernard Lonergan, and Gómez Pereira. After him are Allan Bloom, Hubert Dreyfus, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Mary Daly, Patricia Churchland, and Ion Dragoumis.

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Among people born in 1888, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya ranks 147Before him are Tom Phillips, Paul Bernays, Harry Beaumont, Sydney Chapman, Jinichi Kusaka, and Ronald Knox. After him are Kārlis Zāle, Roger Ducret, Anders Haugen, Eduardo Santos, Edith Evans, and Alfred Landé. Among people deceased in 1989, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya ranks 162Before him are Gilles Andriamahazo, Sándor Weöres, Kazimierz Sabbat, Mary McCarthy, José Augusto Brandão, and George Robledo. After him are Merab Kostava, Roy Eldridge, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Sourou-Migan Apithy, Ján Cikker, and John J. McCloy.

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Among people born in India, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya ranks 415 out of 1,227Before him are Anish Kapoor (1954), R. K. Narayan (1906), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937), Arundhati Roy (1961), Rekha (1954), and Kamala Surayya (1934). After him are Percy Hobart (1885), Balbir Singh Sr. (1923), B. D. Jatti (1912), Arthur E. Kennelly (1861), Manna Dey (1919), and Fatima Jinnah (1893).


Among philosophers born in India, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya ranks 41Before him are Sarada Devi (1853), Vallabha (1479), Hemachandra (1089), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Debendranath Tagore (1817), and Jaimini (-390). After him are Ramananda (1400), Derek Prince (1915), Homi K. Bhabha (1949), and Rambhadracharya (1950).