World’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional admitted in hospital

Arfa Karim RandhawaLAHORE: Sixteen-year-old Arfa Karim Randhawa, the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the world, is fighting for her life at Combined Miltary Hospital (CMH), Lahore, after suffering cardiac arrest.

According to sources, Arfa is in critical condition because she is suffering from a serious medical condition after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. She has lost control of her senses and her condition is deteriorating further. Arfa Karim completed her MCP in 2004 when she was just nine years old and became the youngest professional in the world. Upon completing her course, Microsoft owner Bill Gates invited her to visit the company’s headquarters in the United States, Software Development Division Vice President Somasegar also aknowledged her achievement in his blog.

Arfa was curently studying at Lahore Grammar School Paragon Campus for her A Levels. She also received numerous awards and gold medals in Pakistan from private and government institutions for her achievement. She received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology in 2005, and the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award. She has also received President’s Award for Pride of Performance. She was invited to Microsoft Headquarters again in November 2006 as a part of the keynote session in the Tech-Ed Developers conference held in Barcelona. – Dailytimes