One of the greatest physicists in the history of science, Stephen Hawking, has died at the age of 76. The man who became a household name after publishing his book, A Brief History of Time, died at his home in Cambridge.
Thanks to his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity he has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire and also earned the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Twitter is flooded with messages of condolences for the great scientist's family and praises for his unparallel achievements.
Sad Sad Sad! The passing away of #StephenHawking #RIP - A legendary mind n great scientist that conquered more than most ! U were one of my great icons n will be missed ! Uncover the mysteries of the Universe from up there #OmShanti 🙏🏻https://t.co/7g8Z3ghQYm— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) March 14, 2018
World Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking left for heavenly abode..#RIPStephenHawking— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) March 14, 2018
‘However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do,what matters is you dont give up’— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) March 14, 2018
Stephan Hawking with his guide Prem Das at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.Tributes to the genius🌸#StephenHawking#WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/dE2mplx7Yv
India's President Shri Ram Nath Kovind has also tweeted about the tragic death.
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 #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 14, 2018