Great Scientist Stephen Hawking is no More
New Delhi: Stephen Hawking has died at 76 years of age. As Stephen Hawking’s name comes, the face of such a person revolves around him who made his own deficiencies his own. Throughout his life, he struggled with the shortcomings of his body but kept giving knowledge and information to the world which was not previously available to anyone. On Cosmology, he wrote a book like ‘A Brief History of Time’ and made a special identity around the world with his principles. One million copies of this book have been sold. Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England in 1942. Through ‘A Brief History of Time’, I got an opportunity to go and understand their work. They had opened many secrets of the universe. Always thought how this person can do such a great job.
Such occasions are rarely found in life when you get an opportunity to meet those people who inspire you, especially if they are international personalities. But I was fortunate in this case. The talk is of October 2011. I had to go to Brussels and Paris to cover the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Tintin’. I arrived in Brussels on October 24, and on the morning of October 25 we had to get people to go for a program. I was waiting for some of my colleagues at the reception of the Hotel Metropol in Brussels, only then I saw a person coming along with a colleague in his special wheelchair. I felt that some person was familiar and only then, in the mind, ‘Stephen Hawking’. There is no room for my happiness. I hit my pocket, my mobile was not in the pocket because its battery was over. The reason, Indian plug was not working in Europe. I regretted it but I ran to the man running, and standing there saw them.
Stephen Hawking was going to the seminar hall of the hotel, maybe there was a program there. I touched the hand and told the person who came with them that I liked meeting with them and it is like being true to dream. So the person looked at that screen and said that he liked it too and he entered that seminar hall. I stood there and watched them for some time. I was never a student of science, but I was a big fan of that person and I would stay because those people are rare in history.