The eight death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer prodigy, Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa is being observed today (Tuesday).
At the age of nine, Arfa became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in 2004 from Pakistan and kept the title until 2008.
She was awarded with many National and International awards, as well as certificates including the Fatima Jinnah gold medal, the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award and the prestigious Pride of Performance Award.
In July 2005, Arfa was invited to visit the United States by the Microsoft Corporation, where she met the co-founder of the company, Bill Gates and presented her Microsoft Application Certificate for her achievements and performance in the information technology sector.
On December 20, 2011, Arfa suffered a cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure that damaged her brain. She passed away on the 14th of January, 2012 at the age of 16.