Noted Fashion designer Satya Paul, founder of the iconic eponymous clothing brand, died in Coimbatore on Wednesday (January 6). The designer 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.
The designer’s son, Puneet Nanda talking about his father’s demise wrote on Facebook, “He had a stroke on December 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 (in the hospital) removed so that 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 that more than a designer or an entrepreneur, he has been steadfastly a seeker. In the 70s, his inner journey started as he attended talks given by philosopher J. Krishnamurti. Later, he sought guidance 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. We are sad only a bit, mostly rejoicing him, his life and now his passing with such a blessing,” he added in the post.
Sadhguru, founder of the Isha Foundation, confirmed the news on Twitter and paid his condolences. He 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. -Sg (sic).”
#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.
The Satya Paul label was known for indigenous prints. It was founded on April 1, 1985 by the designer. The brand is acclaimed for ingenuity in its design sensibility and a vivid colour palette. The brand has grown from strength to strength since 1985, when it was founded, and is now present across India.