‘We are forever indebted to you’: Celebrities mourn the loss of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan – Celebrity
While Pakistan saw the loss of Dr. Mourning Abdul Qadeer Khan, the man who, according to President Arif Alvi, “helped us develop a nuclear deterrent that helped us,” the country’s celebrities have also used social media to express their grief. Dr. Khan died on Sunday morning in Islamabad and was given a state funeral.
Dr. Khan played a crucial role in making Pakistan a nuclear weapon state. The 85-year-old’s health deteriorated after being admitted to hospital.
Several actors said the nation will forever be indebted to the nuclear scientist.
“Through you, Pakistan can face any power in the world,” tweeted singer Asim Azhar, sharing a common opinion.
“The Master of Physics has taken a different form,” said actor Rabia Butt.
Actor Saba Qamar thanked the late scientist for his services to the nation and sent “thoughts and prayers” to loved ones.
Actor Imran Abbas expressed his grief over the loss of the nation and said the late scientist deserved a standing ovation for giving us “strength and power” with his contributions.
Cricketer Azhar Ali called him a hero of the nation.
Expressing grief, cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said Dr. Khan played a very big role in his career. “His acknowledgment is one of my most precious possessions.”
Born in Bhopal, India in 1936, Dr. Khan moved to Pakistan with his family in 1947. He studied natural sciences at Karachi University in 1960 before studying metallurgy in Berlin and completing further studies in the Netherlands and Belgium. After learning of India’s nuclear test in 1974, he joined the country’s efforts to develop an atomic bomb.
The late scientist had been awarded the Nishan-i-Imtiaz for his services to the country.