BKS Iyengar recipient of prestigious 2011 IMC Juran Quality Medal
On April, 8, 2012, BKS Iyengar was honored for his outstanding leadership in spreading awareness of the effectiveness of Yoga as an Indian methodology for health and fitness.
Presented by author Shashi Tharoor and industrialist Neeraj Bajaj, this award is given to "individuals who have contributed as a role model…in spreading awareness and implementing quality focus in their walk of life". In the past, this honor has been awarded to top industrialists of India. Mr. Iyengar being the hallmark of quality is one of only two non-industrialists to receive the award.