Fashion designer Satya Paul, Founder of eponymous fashion clothing brand passed away in Coimbatore on January 6. Paul was hospitalised in December after suffering a stroke. Following brief recovery, he was shifted to the Isha Yoga Center near Coimbatore, founded by spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
Satya Paul entered retail in the late '60s and started exporting Indian handloom products to high-end retail stores in Europe and America. He, along with his son, launched the first sari boutique in India in 1980 and founded the eponymous fashion clothing brand in 1986. Satya Paul label is known for its unique and one-of-a-kind prints. Its product range includes sarees, scarfs, stoles, shawls, bags, clutches, ties, cufflinks, and wallets, among other.