Arfa, The Youngest Microsoft Professional has Passed.


Arifa Karim was declared the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional of the world in 2004, when she was just 9 years old. Arfa was born in 1995 in Faisalabad Punjab Pakistan.

Arfa karim yougest microsoft professional

Arfa karim at microsoft headquarter

Words of Mr. Somasegar about her

Mr. Somasegar The vice president of software development division wrote about her: “I got a chance to meet with this wonder kid – Arfa Karim Randhawa earlier this week. She is a 5th grader who visited us at Microsoft for a few days along with her father. I had a lot of fun in meeting Arfa and getting a chance to understand what motivated her to strive for such an accomplishment at such a young age. She definitely has some clear ideas about the kinds of scenarios she envisions technology can enable in the future. My hats off to Arfa’s parents for nurturing her passion and talent and providing her with opportunities to learn and excel. I wish Arfa all the very best in her life and hope that her passion for learning and more importantly “dreaming big” enables her to do great things in her life.”

Invitation of billgates

In 2006 Arfa was invited by Billgates, the Chairman of Microsoft to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA. She met Billgates and wrote a poem about him. Later on in January 2012 she was admitted in hospital due to cardiac attack. Billgates directed his doctors to adopt every kind of measure for her treatment.

arfa with billgate

Arfa karim standing next to billgates.

Young Arfa karim

Arfa karim worked for NASA and create a successful project for them. She was given many national and international awards for her great work. She received Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology, presented by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time. Arfa Karim is also the recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. She represented Pakistan on many international forums.

death of arfa karim

Arfa Karim Died on 14 January 2012 at the age of 16. This is a huge loss not only for Pakistan but also for the world of Microsoft. How much she achieved in this small age.

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