President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan have condoled the demise of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away earlier on Wednesday.

Known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, Professor Hawking was the author of several popular science books including “A Brief History of Time”. He died at the age of 76 at his home in Cambrige, UK.

In his message, the President said that Hawking’s work made the world a less mysterious place.

“Sad to hear of

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