Several tributes poured in on social media after the news of death of veteran actor and director spread across the globe.


Bollywood celebs also took social networking site Twitter to pay tribute to the legend.


Actor-director Anupam Kher: “Had the honour of meeting Sir Richard Attenborough during the casting of GANDHI. He was a wonderful human being & a Great director. RIP”

Actor Anil Kapoor said: “I learnt more about the Mahatma from Attenborough's Gandhi than the history lessons in school. Unforgettable, honest & inspirational!”

Director-Actor Shekhar Kapur: “Beautiful memories of #RichardAttenborough as Lord Cecil in Elizabeth. Amazing director. Amazing actor to work with. Amazing human being.”

Actress and singer Sofia Hayat wrote, “I can't believe Richard Attenborough died! I loved him in the railway children. I met him as well, he was like Santa! God rest your soul!”


Alok Nath: "The man who reinvented the Mahatma for the whole world to see & know, director of my debut film GANDHI sir Richard Attenborough rest in peace sir."


Shobhaa De: "Richard Attenborough convinced the world that a Mahatma did indeed walk the earth. R.I.P."


Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: "One of the greats of cinema Lord Attenborough is no more Brighton Rock to Jurassic park. A bridge to far to Gandhi -- He lives for ever."


Rahul Bose: "Still remember Richard Attenborough's tribute to Mahatma Gandhi when 'Gandhi' won best film at the Oscars. R.I.P."


Shoojit Sircar: "Rip Richard Attenborough...dies at 90...directed "Gandhi"...the only biopic we are proud of."


Sangeeth Sivan: "RIP #RichardAttenborough...1923-2014. Actor, Director & a great human being. He will live on in our hearts."


Vinay Pathak: "Richard Attenborough. REST IN PEACE!"


Milap Zaveri: "RIP Sir Richard Attenborough...Now the "Mahatma" can personally congratulate you in heaven for telling his story so brilliantly."


Sanjay Gupta: "HE MADE MY FAVOURITE INDIAN FILM - GANDHI. RIP. Lord Richard Attenborough Passes Away at 90."


Atul Kasbekar: "RIP Sir Richard Attenborough. And thank you for making 'Gandhi'"


Born in Cambridge in 1923, he started acting at the 12, making his professional stage debut aged 18. He married his wife, actress Sheila Sim, in 1945. His son Michael was born in 1949, followed by two daughters, Jane and Charlotte. Lord Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director for `Gandhi`, one of his much acclaimed works of his career. It featured a host of Indian actors including Rohini Hattangadi, Om Puri, Alyque Padamsee, Alok Nath and Roshan Seth.


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