A man who, in the wildest dreams of his doctor, wasn’t supposed to live beyond 1966, passed away in 2018. The most celebrated physicist after Einstein, the man with the throne, the author of books like A Brief History of Time (1988) and Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1993), a genius who actually thought IQ were numbers for losers – Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76.

 

Born in 1942 in Oxford, UK, he was a theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author and Director of Research at Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. His scientific world on black holes and theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation along with theories of general relativity have made him an idol in the scientific community.In the young age of 21, when he passed out and hit his head, his doctor diagnosed him with the rare Lou Gehrig’s disease and gave him two years, to live, at best. The attitude, though, he had for his disease was different.

                                                   
Maybe it was his attitude or his positivity, maybe his determination to his work or his intelligence that helped him break all life expectancy statistics of the disease, but there is no one who can argue that he lived nothing less than a miracle.
                                                         
While the disease could have killed him young, he actually came out as a warrior with a wife, the kids and countless students who are and will always remain a part of his legacy along with all that his mind gifted to the mankind and science.
                                                       
Though many will come and many will go, no other will be a ‘Stephen Hawking’. We salute the man who was not just a genius but a pure miracle.
– Gully Writers

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