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Satya Paul passes away at 79

The iconic fashion designer was credited for reinventing sarees

A old image of Satya Paul at a fashion show in India. (Puneet Nanda/Facebook)

Fashion designer Satya Paul, founder of the iconic eponymous clothing brand, passed away in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 6 January. He was 79.

In a Facebook post, Paul's son Puneet Nanda informed that the designer, known for reinventing sarees, had suffered a stroke in December last year and was recovering in a hospital before he was moved to the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, which had been Paul's home since 2015.

A more recent picture of Satya Paul in Coimbatore.
A more recent picture of Satya Paul in Coimbatore. (Puneet Nanda/Facebook)

He wrote: "Most people are not aware, more than as a designer or entrepreneur, he has been steadfastly a seeker. In the 70’s his inner journey started with going to listen to talks with J. Krishnamurty, later he took sannyas from Osho. After Osho left in 1990, though he wasn’t seeking another Master, he discovered Sadhguru in 2007. He immediately started enjoying the path of yoga and eventually moved here in 2015. He has been a doorway for hundreds of people towards spirituality and all the Masters he was so blessed to have been with.

"He couldn’t have had a sweeter life or passage... at the feet of the Master. We are sad only a bit, mostly rejoicing him, his life and now his passing with such a blessing.

"Those who have been with him at any point in life would recall him as one who showered his love without hesitation or any barriers. I can attest to him having lived in totality and left fulfilled in every possible way. It is the greatest testament to him as he went joyously, without fear."

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