The seventh death anniversary of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa is being observed today (Jan 14).
Arfa Karim Randhawa, born in 1995 in Faisalabad, Pakistan, who in 2004 at the age of 9 years, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world, a title she kept until 2008. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA. She also wrote a poem about Bill Gates.
Arfa Ivited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA
In August 2005, Arfa Karim received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology, presented by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time. She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in August 2005 by the President of Pakistan. Arfa Karim is also the recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. This is a very high level civil award granted to people who have shown excellence in their respective fields over a long period of time. Arfa is till now the youngest recipient of that award ever.
Arfa Karim has also represented Pakistan on various international forums. As of 2011, at the age of 16, Arfa Karim is studying at Lahore Grammar School Paragon Campus in her second year of A Levels. She suffered from cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure on December 22, 2011 and was admitted to Lahore’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in critical condition.
On January 14, 2012 16 years old passed away at CMH Lahore. May Allah Bless her soul.
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25 August, 2019