Arfa Karim- World’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional(MCP) passes away!

Posted: ஜனவரி 15, 2012 in POPULAR FRONT

Arfa Karim-The youngest Microsoft Certified Professional(MCP) passed away.

The 16-year-old Arfa was a student of Lahore Grammar School’s Paragon Campus in her second year of A Levels. On December 22, she suffered fits and was admitted to the hospital. She was unconscious since Dec 28. Arfa Karim was born in 1995 at Faisalabad. At the age of 9 years, she became the youngest MCP in the world — MCP involves building programs into broader systems for business. Arfa was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in the USA when she was only 10 years old. In August 2005, Arfa Karim also awarded the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology by then Prime Minister of Pakistan. She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award, again in 2005 by then President of Pakistan.It is to be mentioned here that Arfa is till the youngest recipient of that award.

She also flew a plane in a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10, and received the first flight certificate.

As of 2011, at the age of 16, Arfa Karim was 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.[2][8][9][10]

On January 2, 2012 Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited the hospital with his daughter Fiza Batol Gilani to inquire about the health of Arfa Karim Randhawa.[11]

On January 9, 2012, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, has made contact with Arfa’s parents, and directed his doctors to adopt “every kind of measure” for her treatment.[12]

On January 13, 2012, The condition of world’s youngest MCP Arfa Karim was improving and some parts of her brain have shown signs of improvement. Arfa fell desperately ill last month and doctors say she has suffered brain damage, leaving her in a coma at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore. Her father, Amjad Karim Randhawa, said Microsoft had raised the possibility of flying Arfa to the US for care.[13]

On January 14, 2012 16 years old Arfa Karim passed away[14] at 9:50 PM (Pakistan Standard Time) at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore.


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