Truly innovative, he taught new ways to connect and communicate: PM

As the world mourned Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday led the nation paying rich tributes to the iconic Information Technology entrepreneur, who lost his battle with cancer.

Apart from prominent members of India Inc, Bollywood actors, writers and common citizens used social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to pay tribute to Mr. Jobs, who gave the legendary ‘i' branded products, be it a laptop, a tablet PC, a mobile phone or a music/video player.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Steve Jobs. He was truly an innovative man and taught us new ways to connect and communicate,” Dr. Singh said in his message while referring to Mr. Jobs' innovations and contributions in the field of computers and mobile phones.

Fans and ‘followers' flooded Twitter and Facebook with messages, paying their respect to the creator of iPhone and iPad. At least two Twitter accounts — ‘RIPSteveJobs' and ‘ThankYouSteve' — achieved ‘trending' (repeated posting of messages).

“RIP Steve Jobs. The Man, The Visionary, The Creator & The Genius that gave the world the Apple Technology...You opened so many doors and gave the world so much with your expertise. ThankYouSteve,” wrote Akshay Kumar, while Anupam Kher posted the message: “Steve Job made a person like me too, feel a complete tech savvy. That was the ease of his brilliant mind. Will miss his persona. RIP.”

“Thank you Steve Jobs for making our lives so much easier. Your vision and aesthetic will live on forever. RIP,” tweeted Farhan Akhtar in appreciation of the products that Apple delivered over the years.

3 Apples

Riteish Deshmukh said, “An APPLE with one ‘BYTE' eaten out of it - will always be in front of me for the rest of my life. Thank you STEVE JOBS- RIP- your FAN,” while Celina Jaitley posted — “3 Apples changed the world 1st one seduced Eve, 2nd fell on Newton 3rd was offered to the world - half bitten by Steve Jobs.”

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