Patna, Mar 14 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grief over the death of renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking.

Hawking (76), the legendary British theoretical physicist who explored the mysteries of the universe, died today at his home near Cambridge University in the UK.

In his condolence message, Kumar described Hawking as a “world renowned scientist who made valuable contributions in helping the people understand cosmology and concepts like the Black Hole”.

“May his soul rest in peace”, the Chief Minister, who is an engineering graduate, said for the legendary phsycist.

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