Stephen Hawking was an inspiration to many, not just in the science sector but even for normal humans who had no idea what the black hole theory is. He stood as an example of life and survival.
Hawking, while doing his doctoral studies in Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1963 at the young age of 21, was diagnosed with early-onset-slow-progressing form of motor neurone or Lou Gehrig’s disease with doctors giving him a life expectancy of just 2 years.
However, despite all of that, Hawking continued to live and did not allow his work to suffer just because of his disability. Even if the illness slowly took away his ability to walk, write, talk, and relegated him to a wheelchair and gadgets in order to express himself, but none of it could take away his independent spirit that ultimately allowed him to become a symbol of strength, endurance and inspiration.
Today on 14th March 2018, at the age of 76, Stephen Hawking departed this earth and while a sad event indeed, we take a look at what exactly made him an inspiration.
Why was everyone in awe of Hawking?
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