Dr. Patanjali Jayadeva Yogendra
(15th July 1975 – 24th July 2012)
Dr. Patanjali J. Yogendra, son of Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra met with an accident on 23rd July and passed away on 24th July, 2012. A prayer meeting to condole the demise of Dr. Patanjali will be held on Friday, 27th July, 2012 at 6 pm at The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East.
Dr. Patanjali was the Secretary and Treasurer of The Yoga Institute, Santacruz. He was the Assistant Editor of the monthly journal Yoga and Total Health. His monthly feature in the journal, “The Story that Stirs…” was well read and appreciated by all.
He took lectures on Samkhya philosophy in the three month teacher training course at The Yoga Institute. He was involved with the analysis and follow-up of case history of students attending the regular classes at the Institute.
His early schooling was at the Maneckji Cooper School, Juhu, Mumbai. Thereafter, he graduated from Sathaye College, Vile Parle, Mumbai. He did his M.A. in Ancient Indian Culture and qualified as a PhD. from the Mumbai University for his thesis on “Yoga in Ancient India as revealed in the Yoga Upanishads.”
Very intelligent, with a good sense of humour, he regaled his friends with hilarious jokes. As a child, he enjoyed playing the guitar and table tennis.
He is survived by his wife, Smt. Gauri Patanjali Yogendra and daughter Kum. Soha.