Fashion designer Satya Paul passes away
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Ace fashion designer Satya Paul, known for giving the Indian saree a contemporary touch, passed away at the age of 79, his son Puneet Nanda confirmed. Paul breathed his last at Sadhguru's Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore on Wednesday. He had suffered a stroke in December. Puneet said though there's grief for his father's loss, the family is also celebrating the designer's wholesome life.
"He had a stroke on December 2...his only wish was to get all the things he was being monitored and poked with - removed so he could fly away," Nanda wrote on Facebook. "We finally got clearance from doctors to take him back to Isha Yoga Center, his home since 2015. He gently passed on with blessings of the Master," he added.
Sadhguru, Founder-Isha Foundation, tweeted a picture of Paul to condole the demise of the "visionary" fashion designer. "Satya Paul, 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 and blessings," Sadhguru tweeted.
#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— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) January 7, 2021
After entering retail in the late '60s, Paul exported handloom products to high-end stores in Europe and America. In 1980, he launched India's first 'saree boutique,' L'Affaire. The eponymous clothing brand was established in 1986 and soon became synonymous for its sleek sarees.
"In the 70's his inner journey started...later he took 'sannyas' (renunciation) from Osho. After Osho left in 1990, though he wasn't seeking another Master, he discovered Sadhguru in 2007," Nanda wrote. "He 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 added.