Tech giants mourn Hawking s death
New Delhi March 14 (IANS) The news of physicist Professor Stephen Hawking s death early on Wednesday sent a shock wave in the world of technology with several top honchos mourning the demise on Twitter.
"We lost a great one today. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science - making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses " tweeted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. "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. Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted: "The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. 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. Hawking is survived by three children -- Robert Lucy and Timothy -- from his first marriage to Jane Wilde and three grandchildren. --IANS na/in