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Tech giants mourn Hawking's death

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The news of Stephen Hawking's death early on Wednesday sent a shock wave in the world of technology, with several top honchos the demise on

"We lost a great one today. will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science - making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses," tweeted

"He'll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complete understanding of the universe, despite the obstacles he faced. May he rest peacefully as his legacy and brilliance live on," Nadella added.

tweeted: "The world has lost a beautiful mind and a RIP Stephen Hawking".

Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions died owing to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - a progressive neuro-degenerative disease.

is survived by three children -- Robert, and -- from his first marriage to Jane Wilde, and three grandchildren.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 10:54 IST