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Farhan Akhtar, Preity Zinta, Vishal Dadlani mourn Stephen Hawking's death

The British physicist died today (14 March) at age 76 in Cambridge, England. 

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British physicist Stephen Hawking passed away today (14 March), in Cambridge, England. He was 76. Incidentially, 14 March is known as 'Pi Day' and celebrates the mathematical constant pi (3.14).  

Hawking is the author of the 1988 book, A Brief History of Time, a best-seller that has sold over 10 million copies. His life was portrayed in James Marsh's The Theory Of Everything (2014). Actor Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his performance as the young Hawking who is diagnosed with a motor neurone disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in 1963 and given two years to live.

Celebrities from the Hindi film industry from Farhan Akhtar, Sujoy Ghosh to Kajal Aggarwal mourned Hawking's death and took to Twitter to celebrate his life and contributions to the world of science.