- Ace fashion designer Satya Paul dies at the age of 79
- Paul suffered a stroke in December and took his last breath at Sadhguru’s Isha Yoga Center
- Paul began his journey in the retail industry in the ’60s
Satya Paul, the celebrated Indian fashion designer, who’s known for giving the Indian Saree a contemporary touch, has passed away at the age of 79 in Coimbatore, announced his son Puneet Nanda.
Paul had suffered a stroke in December and took his last breath at Sadhguru’s Isha Yoga Center on Wednesday.
Nanda 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 – 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,” on Facebook.
Paul’s son Nanda said that even though there is grief for his father’s loss, the family is also celebrating the wholesome life the designer-led.
Nanda, in the Facebook post, wrote, “He couldn’t have had a sweeter life or passage, at the feet of the Master. We are sad a bit, mostly rejoicing him, his life and now his passing with such a blessing”.
Sadhguru, who is the Founder of Isha Foundation, tweeted a picture of Paul and condoled the demise of the “visionary” fashion designer.
Sadhguru 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”
#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
In the late ’60s, Satya Paul began his journey in the retail industry and further expanded to exports of Indian handloom products to the high-end retail stores of Europe and America.
In 1980, Satya Paul launched its very first ‘saree boutique’ in India called L’Affaire, and founded the eponymous fashion clothing brand with his son in the year 1986.
Soon the brand became synonymous for its sleek sarees.
Nanda wrote that his father was more of a “seeker” than a fashion designer or even an entrepreneur.
Nanda wrote, “In the 70’s his inner journey started with going to listen to talks with J Krishnamurty, later he took ‘sannyas’ (renunciation) 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”.