Maverick fashion designer Satya Paul passed away on Thursday at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore. He was 79.
He suffered a stroke in December 2020 and was slowly recovering however, he wanted to go back to Isha Yoga Center, which was his home since 2015. So his family got clearance from the hospital and the designer, who is known for his iconic sarees, passed away peacefully there.
Post his demise, Sadhguru, the founder of Isha Foundation wrote, “SatyaPaul, a shining example of what it means to live with immeasurable passion and unrelenting involvement. The distinct vision you brought to the Indian #fashion industry is a beautiful tribute to this. A privilege to have had you amongst us. Condolences & Blessings.”
His son, Puneet Nanda wrote a long post on Facebook, which reads:
2Feb 1942 – 6Jan 2021
Thank you to all who have sent messages… a few notes about his passing…
He had a stroke on Dec 2 and as he was slowly recovering in the hospital, his only wish was to get all the things he was being monitored and poked with – removed so he could fly away. We finally got clearance from doctors to take him back to Isha Yoga Center, his home since 2015.
As per his wish, he gently passed on with blessings of the Master.
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.
#SatyaPaul, a shining example of what it means to live with immeasurable passion and unrelenting involvement. The distinct vision you brought to the Indian #fashion industry is a beautiful tribute to this. A privilege to have had you amongst us. Condolences & Blessings. -Sg pic.twitter.com/DNMZ0DXvOf
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.
We at MovieTalkies offer our condolences to his family.
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