Kovind, Modi mourn Hawking

Kovind, Modi mourn Hawking

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo: IANS)
President Ram Nath Kovind. (File Photo: IANS)
President Ram Nath Kovind. (File Photo: IANS)
BEIJING, March 14, 2018 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on April 16, 2013 shows British physicist Stephen Hawking attending an activity at California Institute of Technology, the United States. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said on March 14, 2018. The professor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cambridge, the spokesman said. (Xinhua/Yang Lei/IANS)
BEIJING, March 14, 2018 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on April 16, 2013 shows British physicist Stephen Hawking attending an activity at California Institute of Technology, the United States. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said on March 14, 2018. The professor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cambridge, the spokesman said. (Xinhua/Yang Lei/IANS)
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan have condoled the demise of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away earlier on Wednesday.
Known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, Professor Hawking was the author of several popular science books including "A Brief History of Time". He died at the age of 76 at his home in Cambrige, UK.
In his message, the President said that Hawking's work made the world a less mysterious place.
"Sad to hear of the passing of scientist Stephen Hawking. His brilliant mind made our world and our universe a less mysterious place. And his courage and resilience will remain an inspiration for generations," Kovind said in a tweet.
Modi also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Hawking and said: "Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic.
"His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking's pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace."
Science and Technology Vardhan said: "Saddened by the passing away of #StephenHawking, the greatest scientist of the time, known for his work with black hole and relativity. It is a great loss to the world scientific community."
Born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 at the age of 21.
Doctors expected him to live for only two more years. But Hawking had a form of the disease that progressed more slowly than usual. He survived for more than half a century and long enough for his disability to define him.
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