Pakistan remembers youngest Microsoft professional on 6th death anniversary

LAHORE – The world’s youngest Microsoft certified Information Technology expert Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa was remembered on her 6th death anniversary on Sunday.

Arfa Karim Randhawa was born in Faisalabad on February 2, 1995. She won the title of “the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional” in 2004 and kept that title till 2008. She was also awarded Pride of Pakistan.

The IT expert met the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, when she won the Microsoft Certified Professional title.

Arfa had many tremendous dreams for citizens just like health, education, a separate IT city but she died at age of 16 in 2012, due to a cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure that damaged her brain.

She received Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal from Prime Minister of Pakistan and was also honoured with Pride of Performance award from the President of Pakistan. She was the youngest recipient of President’s award.

The Punjab government named a building which is home to Information Technology University – Arfa Software Technology Park – after the IT genius.