Stephen Hawking, born on 8th January, 1942 was diagnosed with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) when he has in his early twenties, and Doctors gave him not more than a few years to live. He was suffering from a disease that leads to widespread weakening and paralysis of muscles, and the disease struck him as expected. Yet, he not only fought it and survived, but also went on to become one of the most loved and famous scientist and physicist of his time.
Mr. Hawking is no more.
But his memories will continue to inspire people all around the world. Not just because of his scientific adventures and discoveries … actually a lot more, because of his love of life. Because of the incomparable way in which he lived his life to the full.
Struck to a wheel chair for decades … unable to move any part of his body, except the muscles of his face … he lived … ans more importantly … loved living his life. It was his incredible ability to love his life and make the best use of it makes for an unmatched inspiration for the rest of the world.
One hopes those young and well bodied men and women, often at the very prime of their life, will look at his life as an example to emulate.