A visionary, leader and entrepreneur par excellence — that’s how Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on Wednesday, will be remembered by Indian celebrities, businessmen and politicians who feel his products made the world a simpler and better place.
From businessmen Anand Mahindra and Siddhartha Mallya to film personalities Anupam Kher, Shekhar Kapur and Kabir Bedi to politicians like Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj, everyone tweeted their condolences for Jobs who passed away after struggling with cancer for years.
Anand Mahindra: Steve, the only way I can commemorate you is by committing to cut the crap from my life and to dance to the tune of an inner voice. It’s hard to wake up to a world without Steve Jobs.
Anupam Kher: Steve Jobs made a person like me too, feel a complete tech savvy. That was the ease of his brilliant mind. Will miss his persona. RIP.
Sushma Swaraj: Rest in peace Mr Steve Jobs – entrepreneur and inventor par excellence!
Omar Abdullah: RIP Steve Jobs. Thanks for all the Apples you got me to buy.
Farhan Akhtar: Thank you Steve Jobs for making our lives so much easier. Your vision and aesthetic will live on forever. RIP.
Akshay Kumar: RIP Steve Jobs. The Man, The Visionary, The Creator and The Genius that gave the world the Apple Technology. May god be with you and your family, for my family and I have enjoyed your work for many years now. You opened so many doors and gave the world so much with your expertise.
Chetan Bhagat: He was my hero. My inspiration. My role model. Steve Jobs, there never was, never will be anyone as cool as you. RIP. Excellence, innovation and making people happy – values Steve Jobs stood for. Thank you god for making him. Am very sad and shaken.
Shekhar Kapur: You will live forever in hearts and minds of two generations whose lives were changed by your incredible vision. He made technology an extension of the child and artist in all of us and made our lives richer, more playful and creative. He stood alone and challenged every perception by turning technology into an art form. RIP Steve Jobs
Sidhartha Mallya: The world has lost a visionary and leader… R.I.P Steve Jobs… I wish one day I could be half the man you were. LEGEND.
Harsha Bhogle: Went to the Apple store on Oxford Street in London a couple of times while in England. Not to see the products but to observe people! Incredibly being a tech laggard never used an Apple product till I got presented an iPad. But have seen reverence in people’s eyes.
Shreya Ghoshal: You lived less but did worth many lifetimes. You inspired us to think bigger, better and never to stop aspiring for perfection. R.I.P. Steve Jobs.
Kabir Bedi: RIP Steve Jobs, you’re immortal now. As an Apple-ite from earliest days, your passing feels like a death in the family.
Pritish Nandy: There were few men like him. And there will be even fewer men like him. Steve Jobs RIP. I don’t know whether to celebrate Dussehra or mourn the passing away of Steve Jobs. I think I will stick to Steve Jobs. Dussehra will come again.
Riteish Deshmukh: An APPLE with one ‘BYTE’ eaten out of it – will always be in front on me for the rest of my life. Thank you STEVE JOBS- RIP- your FAN
Uday Chopra: We are living in the future created by him. Id like to say RIP Steve, but I don’t think he’ll rest. Probably giving a keynote to god right now.
Arjun Rampal: Steve Jobs, one of the worlds greatest innovators, will be missed tremendously. Can’t help but thank him for impacting our lives.