Here's how the world is reacting to British physicist Stephen Hawking's death

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76.  

Published: 14th March 2018 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2018 11:59 AM   |  A+A-

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died. (Photo | AP)

By Agencies

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76.  

The theoretical physicist was known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including "A Brief History of Time".

Here's how the world is reacting when the legendary physicist passed away.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anguish over the death of the eminent scientist.

American space agency NASA has remembered the physicist for his theories that unlocked a universe of possibilities.

The American sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' in which Stephen Hawking made an appearance thanked him for being an inspiration.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lauded Hawking for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complete understanding of the universe, despite the obstacles he faced.

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter sharing a photograph with the scientist.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his grief over the death of hawking.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai also took to the Twitter to condole the death of the extraordinary genius.

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. 

(With inputs from IANS, AFP)

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