Blast from the past: Anand Mahindra shares throwback pic with Stephen Hawking

When you have a willingness to succeed, the will to do things the ability to move on and the perseverance to try even when there is a hindrance, you are destined to become successful in life.

Born in 1942, the world-renowned physicist and cosmologist needs no introduction. His significant achievement was a discovery about black holes in 1974 that stunned the world of physics.

As per Einstein’s theory, nothing including light can escape from inside a black hole and this is the reason why it is black. However, Hawking discovered that black holes are not really totally black.

Blast from the past: Anand Mahindra shares throwback pic with Stephen Hawking

One of his inspirational quotes on success and happiness reads: ‘While there’s life, there is hope’ . ‘Remember to look up at the stars. Meanwhile, Anand Mahindra posted a throwback picture with Stephen Hawking after the latter’s India visit.

Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of the US $20.7 billion Mahindra Group and the Executive Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd took to Twitter and posted the picture including the caption.

“Blast from the past! Thanks to a friend who shared this pic from her archives; from Stephen Hawking’s visit to Mumbai in 2001. I was particularly proud that our auto team created a specially kitted minivan for him so he could travel with ease throughout the city,” Anand Mahindra wrote.

During Stephen’s last visit to India in 2001, he needed a vehicle that could easily help him ease things. As per the Indian Express, Hawking was visiting India in order to receive an award. In fact, he was one of the three scientists to be honoured with the first Sarojini Damodaran Fellowship by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai.

During the time of his visit, he was a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. Moreover, he was felicitated with the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a chair that was earlier held by Newton and Dirac.

Earlier, Stephen Hawking felt that humanity must leave Earth in the next century, and colonize another planet to ensure their survival, considering the dangers that lie ahead of us.

Hawking who passed away in 2018 believed that our species would go extinct sometime within the next hundred years if we fail to find a new Earth, which lends the TV series its name. For the new show, Hawking has worked alongside Prof Danielle George, who teaches radio frequency engineering at the University of Manchester, and Christophe Galfard, a student of Hawking’s, to explore the idea of travelling across the stars.