Renowned fashion designer Satya Paul died in Coimbatore on January 6. The designer had suffered a stroke in December last year and was recovering in a hospital. He was later moved to the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, as reported by India Today. 

The designer’s son, Puneet Nanda posted about his father’s demise on Facebook and wrote: “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.”

He further added: “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.”

Nanda also added: “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.”

The designer entered into the retail world in the ’60s and started exporting Indian handloom to luxury retail stores in Europe and America. He and his son launched the first saree boutique in India in 1980 and founded the eponymous fashion clothing brand in 1986.

Satya Paul label is well-known for its unique prints and its product range includes sarees, scarfs, stoles, shawls, bags, clutches, ties, cufflinks, and wallets.