Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon. Arfa Karim, the computer programming prodigy who became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at 9 years old, has passed away at the age of 16.
Here is an article with more information on her achievements and her life. Original article can be found here: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=135454
Lahore—Computer programming prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa died at a hospital in Lahore on Saturday night.
The 16-year-old girl, who seven years ago became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world, was on life support after suffering an epileptic attack. She remained hospitalised for 26 days. Her funeral prayers will be offered at Cavalry Ground in Lahore Cantt at 10AM today. The software genius will laid to rest in Faisalabad village of Ram Divali.
MicroSoft founder Bill Gates had also offered special assistance for Arfa’s treatment. But she could not be shifted to the US due to her critical condition. The great Arfa was only nine years, nine months and 11 days old when she became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional — a qualification usually gained by IT professional and software developers — after demonstrating her proficiency with the company’s software. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA. She also wrote a poem about Bill Gates. Continue reading