Bikram Yoga conveys profound grief and sorrow at the sad demise of Mr. Kamal
Bhandari , seven-time former national bodybuilding champion ( Bharat Shree/ Mr. India) and
Yoga expert who passed away on 2nd April,2015 in Kolkata , India after suffering a heart
attack. Mr. Bhandari was a life-long disciple of Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh and
spent many years with Ghosh's College of Physical Education owned by Byamacharya
Bishnu Charan Ghosh . He visited Los Angeles several times and was one of the judges
for the International Yoga Asana Championship sponsored by International Yoga Sports
Federation for the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup.
Ex. Bharat Shree (Mr. India) Bhandari was 81 years and was a sitting treasurer of the Bengal
Olympic Association and secretary in the West Bengal Gymnastics Association. He was a
very popular and well-known physical culturist and imparted training in many
organizations/ clubs/ institutes. A renowned physical culturist and bodybuilder, Bhandari was
a seven-time national champion (Bharat Shree) and two-time Mr. Universe finalist before
turning to sports and Yoga administration in India. We all pray to God- may his soul rest
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 asked the world leaders to adopt, June 21, as International Yoga Day.
Yoga is more than a 5000 year old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.
In suggesting June 21as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi has said that the datum one of the two solstices, is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
This initiative found support from many global leaders. More than 175 countries including USA, Canada, China have supported.
On Dec 11, 2014, The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’. Bikram Choudhury, joins the Yoga community to congratulate all the Yogis and Yoginis and specially the Prime Minister of India, India’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Mukherji on this historic achievement.
Bikram Choudhury International Festival
Bikram Choudhury, Doctor Honoris Causa | 30 Mayo 2014 Photo album.