Arfa Karim Randhawa (born 1996), a girl from the city of Faisalabad in Pakistan, who in 2006 at the age of 9 years and 7 months, became one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world. She held that record for about four months until it was broken by the Babar Iqbal at the age of 9 years and 27 days. The same year, she was invited to visit the Microsoft headquarters in Washington and to meet with Bill Gates, CEO and Chief Software Architect of the corporation.
After being introduced to computers at the age of 6, Arfa prepared for her actual certification examinations during her four month summer break from school. She holds an MPC in Windows Programming using the C# programming language.
After first discovering computers at the age of five Randhawa pestered her father for a PC. She has been accepted into Pakistan’s Applied Technologies advanced computer institute.
Arfa Karim also met Somasegar, the Vice president of Microsoft Inc. and to him, Arfa described about self-navigating car then after a careful intention to Arfa Karim’s Ideas, Somasegar told Arfa Karim about existing applications for cars developed by Microsoft. She is so young to be an employee in Microsoft but Vice president of Microsoft told her about the possibility of an internship for her in next few years.
Being a Software programmer, Arfa Karim has developed many basic Windows applications using C# programming language such as calculator, sorting tools etc. Arfa Karim told them to study at Harvard University or MIT and then work for Microsoft.
Arfa Karim went in U.S.A. with her father Mr. Karim while her mother and two brothers (3 years and 7 years old) were at home.
Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Foundation gave her Shabash Award for her achievement at this age. She also received Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal, Salaam Pakistan Youth Award and President’s Award for Pride. Arfa Karim is Now a brand ambassador of PTCL EVO (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited).
Arfa Karim Randhawa is the youngest microsoft certified professional and belongs to Pakistan and was certified at the age of “9″.
She is right now in the hospital and doctors are trying as much as they can to save her.
Arfa Karim was admitted to the hospital due to cardiac arrest (heart attack in general terms).
However, doctors have given up hope for the survival for the young genius and machines can be turned off soon.
Any how, we might still have some time to pray for her health and life, and if not, then her life after death and for her forgiveness.
She was an asset not only to her family and Pakistan, but also to the world.
P.S media coverage isn’t allowed by the family right now, that’s why you won’t find updates on media probably.