What a Life! Indian Film Industry Mourns Stephen Hawking’s Demise

Farhan Akhtar, Adnan Sami, and Vishal Dadlani on Stephen Hawking’s death. 

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Renowned Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking breathed his last aged 76.
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Actors, filmmakers and music experts from the Indian film industry mourned the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose contribution to science and humanity they will remember for a lifetime.

Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died in London on Wednesday. He was 76.

Here's what film celebrities from India had to say:

‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist...’ thank u Stephen Hawking, for making the world we know & we don’t know, a place to look positively at.  
Shah Rukh Khan, Actor
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. Stephen Hawking, thank you for sharing your genius with us all.
Vishal Dadlani, Musician
Time waits for no one. Not even for Stephen Hawking. R.I.P. to one of the most iconic scientist of our time. Thank you for your contribution to our world.
Preity Zinta, Actor
RIP Stephen Hawking. Thank you for your braveheart, your curiosity, your humour, your genius.
Dia Mirza, Actor
“Remember to look up at the stars not down at your feet”! A sad day for all of us. Stephen Hawking is no more! The man who overcame everything and told us the Theory Of Everything.
Resul Pookutty, Sound Mixer/Designer
Stephen Hawking: “No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe-and for that I am extremely grateful.” RIP
Satyajeet Dubey, Actor
RIP Stephen Hawking. A major loss to the scientific community and to the millions he inspired through his work and life. Condolences to the family.
Farhan Akhtar, Filmmaker
Goodbye Stephen Hawking. Science must be very sad today.
Sujoy Ghosh, Director
Redefining what science means and smiling his way through life. The wheelchair was just an excuse to carry the burden that his brains put to this world. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”
Nivin Pauly, Filmmaker
Your life will always be celebrated for the huge contribution you made to the humanity. You will be missed.
Manoj Bajpayee, Actor
Rest in peace dear Stephen Hawking. Thank you for enlightening us during your ‘brief’ journey on earth. We will always adore you here immensely.
Adnan Sami, Singer
Thank you Stephen Hawking for making science fun and overcoming adversities, possible. You were, are and will be the brightest star and the biggest inspiration of the modern era. May you rest in peace.
Sudhanshu Vats, CEO, Viacom18

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