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Stephen Hawkings is bOne of the greatest living minds on the planet does not need an introduction.

Stephen hawking stands among the most famous people with disabilities who have changed the world with their life’s work.

cosmologist. His work involves black holes, gravitational synergy theorems, quantum mechanics and a bunch of other things that I need another lifetime to understand.

He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which gradually paralyzes the whole body over the years. With a computer and speech generating device he is able to communicate with people. He has control over his cheek muscle which helps him to communicate. He is a prominent scientist who has greatly contributed to the theory of black holes. If he can do it, so you every disabled person.

He was diagnosed with Polio in his early childhood, his parents sold their house for his treatment but he couldn’t defeat polio. He lost his Father due to an illness, and his mother passed due to severe diabetes when he was in 1st year of his graduation. Broto comes from a poor family. One day he was approached by someone who offered him to workout at their gym in exchange for a cleaning job. He found his passion in bodybuilding during his time there and decided to pursue it. Apart from winning competitions, he constantly wins the hearts of thousands and even lakhs. He shows us that one can build a body and enter a competition even with a disability.

Today, there are all kinds of sports open for persons with disabilities all around the world. The world is full of opportunities, you just have to believe that your disability is not an inability to achieve. He may not one of the most famous people with disabilities, but his story and hard is definitely inspiring. People like him should be recognized by our Govt and our people.

Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease (MND; also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, "ALS", or Lou Gehrig's disease), a terminal illness that affects and causes the degeneration of motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord, which gradually paralysed him over decades.

Hawking had experienced increasing clumsiness during his final year at Oxford, including a fall on some stairs and difficulties when rowing. The problems worsened, and his speech became slightly slurred and his family noticed the changes when he returned home for Christmas, and medical investigations were begun.The MND diagnosis came when Hawking was 21, in 1963. At the time, doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years.

In late 2006, Hawking revealed in a BBC interview that one of his greatest unfulfilled desires was to travel to space; on hearing this, Richard Branson offered a free flight into space with Virgin Galactic, which Hawking immediately accepted. Besides personal ambition, he was motivated by the desire to increase public interest in spaceflight and to show the potential of people with disabilities.On 26 April 2007, Hawking flew aboard a specially-modified Boeing 727-200 jet operated by Zero-G Corp off the coast of Florida to experience weightlessness. Fears the manoeuvres would cause him undue discomfort proved groundless, and the flight was extended to eight parabolic arcs. It was described as a successful test to see if he could withstand the g-forces involved in space flight. At the time, the date of Hawking's trip to space was projected to be as early as 2009, but commercial flights to space did not commence before his death.

Awards and honours

Hawking received numerous awards and honours. Already early in the list, in 1974 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). At that time, his nomination read:

Hawking has made major contributions to the field of general relativity. These derive from a deep understanding of what is relevant to physics and astronomy, and especially from a mastery of wholly new mathematical techniques. Following the pioneering work of Penrose he established, partly alone and partly in collaboration with Penrose, a series of successively stronger theorems establishing the fundamental result that all realistic cosmological models must possess singularities. Using similar techniques, Hawking has proved the basic theorems on the laws governing black holes: that stationary solutions of Einstein's equations with smooth event horizons must necessarily be axisymmetric; and that in the evolution and interaction of black holes, the total surface area of the event horizons must increase. In collaboration with G. Ellis, Hawking is the author of an impressive and original treatise on "Space-time in the Large".

The citation continues, "Other important work by Hawking relates to the interpretation of cosmological observations and to the design of gravitational wave detectors."

Hawking received the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences shared with Viatcheslav Mukhanov for discovering that the galaxies were formed from quantum fluctuations in the early Universe. At the 2016 Pride of Britain Awards, Hawking received the lifetime achievement award "for his contribution to science and British culture". After receiving the award from Prime Minister Theresa May, Hawking humorously requested that she not seek his help with Brexit.

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