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Tribute to Arfa Karim - the Youngest Ever Microsoft Certified Professional

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- 2472 days ago -
Arfa Karim; it's a name that needs no introduction. She made the nation proud when she became the youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in 2004 at the age of 9.


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Matloob u (81)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 7:55 pm
"Arfa was in her second year of A levels when had a cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure on the 22nd of December, 2011. She was admitted to the ICU in CMH, Lahore. As ProPakistani reported before, Bill Gates contacted her family and her doctors urging them to take every kind of measure. The doctors said that she had suffered brain damage which had left her in a coma but despite that she began to show some signs of improvement on 13th January 2012 but passed away the very next day.

Arfa was proud of her achievement and even put “Youngest MCP in the world” in her email signature. Her dreams were to study at Harvard, work in a company like Microsoft and return to Pakistan to revolutionize the field of satellite engineering.

It’s a pity that she died so young. Our thoughts and hearts go out to her family who must be devastated at her loss. May Allah grant her a place in heaven."

Agnes N (703)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 8:05 pm
thanks Mat

Lydia S (155)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 8:37 pm
What a loss , I'm sincerely sorry for her family & the world .
She is surely in Heaven .
Thank you for touching post .

Shirley S (187)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 9:14 pm
Noted with sadness for the passing of a UNIQUE girl.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 10:30 pm
What a brilliant young person. So sad. Thanks, Mat, for sharing.

Judy C (91)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 11:26 pm
What a remarkable little girl! That's a sad story. She certainly deserves a tribute. Thanks, Matloob.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:17 am

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Michela M (3964)
Monday January 16, 2012, 5:30 am

Peter Mengos (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:46 pm

Robert O (12)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:34 pm
Thanks Matloob.

M B (62)
Monday January 16, 2012, 4:36 pm
So sad, R.I.P.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 2:23 am
sad story
she died so early

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 4:30 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:06 am
sad story, amazing what she did

Kay M (347)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 9:55 am

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 1:22 pm

Jim Richards (96)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 4:55 pm
Isn't this great .. awesome !

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 1:07 am
She was the shining star of Pakistan it is not the lose of family alone but loss to the world of a budding talent May ALLAH Bless her and grant her the highest place in haven Amin

Quanta Kiran (67)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 2:27 am

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 8:59 am

Anita R (2)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 12:26 am
It is sad and a loss to science and technology, the advancement of women, Pakistan, and the world's future. It is, however, awesome that she accomplished so much in her short life.

Thursday January 19, 2012, 7:47 am
,,,,,G~D bless little Arfa Karim,

And ALLAH bless her wonderful Family,

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