Hawking a celebrity face of moden physics: Rahul
New Delhi March 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday mourned the death of British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking terming him a "celebrity face of modern physics".
"His physical challenges notwithstanding Professor Stephen Hawking was the celebrity face of modern physics " Gandhi tweeted.
"A torchbearer for logic reason and scientific temper the professor left an indelible mark on our society.
"Like millions of his fans around the world I mourn his passing " he added.
Hawking who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition died on Wednesday -- leaving millions in mourning globally. He was 76.