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Stephen Hawking, who traced time, dies at 76

Wednesday,14 Mar 2018 01:14 PM IST

Renowned physicist and the man who traced the hidden truths of the universe, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He was suffering from a disease called Motor Neuron disease that destroyed his nerve cells and eventually stopped his body from functioning normally.

Stephen Hawking's family said in a statement: " He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years".

He was born to Frank and Isabel Hawking at Oxford, UK on January 8, 1942. He was struck with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis while he was preparing for his research studies in 1962 soon after he completed his graduation from the Oxford University. He defied all odds as he went on to live 56 more years despite given a two year extension for his life.

He became world famous for his work "A Brief History of Time" where he focused keenly on bringing the nature of space and time. He dedicated his entire life in deciphering the mysteries of the universe when he formulated a detailed theory called the "Theory of Everything".

Stephen Hawking remained as the one existing with an indomitable brain after Albert Einstein.

His other works include Black Holes and Baby Universes, God Created The Integers, My Brief History and many more books.

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