The British physicist died today (14 March) at age 76 in Cambridge, England.
Farhan Akhtar, Preity Zinta, Vishal Dadlani mourn Stephen Hawking's death
Mumbai - 14 Mar 2018 12:07 IST
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.
RIP Stephen Hawking. A major loss to the scientific community & to the millions he inspired through his work and life. Condolences to the family.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 14, 2018
Oh wow. This hurts. It really hurts. What a guy, what a story, what a life, what a humongous contribution to humanity, to our knowledge and understanding of the Universe. #StephenHawking , thank you for sharing your genius with us all.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) March 14, 2018
we should all teach our children about stephen hawkins. forget science and universe - a human being to aspire to..— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) March 14, 2018
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” — #StephenHawking— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) March 14, 2018
My favourite stranger in the universe passes on. An Extraordinary man whose courage and persistence along with his brilliance and humour inspired people from across the world.#RIP #StephenHawking. Hope you find the answers wherever you are. Thank you ð¢ðð½ðð½ðð½— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) March 14, 2018
Your vision and unparalleled brilliance has inspired people across the world. Thank you for giving us theories and taking physics to a whole new level. Giving us valuable perspectives on 'The grand design'— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) March 14, 2018
You will be missed.
Rest In Peace, Stephen Hawking. pic.twitter.com/rT7vvVjua0