The death anniversary of Pakistan’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, Arfa Karim Randhawa is being observed today.
Arfa was being awarded Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of six.
Arfa Karim was born in Faisalabad on February 2, 1995 and at the age of 9 she was the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified.
In August 2005, Arfa Karim received the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology. She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in August 2005.
She was invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the United States.
She was the youngest ever MCP, the youngest pilot as she was certified for flying a plane from a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10.
On 22 December 2011, she suffered a cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure that damaged her brain and was admitted to Lahore’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in critical conditionand later she died on 14 January 2012, aged 16, following a cardiac arrest.
In January 2012, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani gave approval to issue stamps in the name of Arfa.
A science park in Lahore, the Arfa Software Technology Park, was named after her.
Arfa had her name in Guinness Book of World Records, She kept the title until 2008.
Arfa was full of life and extraordinary brilliant but unfortunately we lost this gem too soon.
DG ISPR also tweeted in the memories of Arfa Kareem.
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) January 13, 2020