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PM Modi condoles demise of Stephen Hawking

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today condoled the demise of cosmologist Stephen and said his grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world.

He described as an outstanding and academic and said his demise was "anguishing". He also said that his work made the world a better place.

"Stephen was an outstanding and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Hawking's pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace," the said on

The legendary British who explored the mysteries of the universe from his wheelchair and went on to become an inspiring figure globally, died today at his home in He was 76.

Hawking's children, Lucy, and said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today."

contracted motor neurone disease in 1963 and was given two years to live but he went on to study at and became one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 11:00 IST