Islamabad: The first death anniversary of Arfa Karim — the world’s youngest MCP who died after suffering an epileptic seizure and cardiac arrest — is being observed in Pakistan has been laid to rest in her native town here on Sunday.
Arfa Karim, breathed her last on January 14, 2011 after being in coma for over 26 days at the Combine Military Hospital (CMH).
Arfa, 16, was a daughter of retired Lt. Colonel of Pakistan army. Born in 1995 to a Jatt Randhawa family in Faisalabad, Arfa Karim became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of nine in 2004. She kept the world title till 2008.
She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft headquarters in the USA when she was only 10-year-old. In August 2005, Arfa was also awarded the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of science and technology by then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in 2005 set up by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Dr Abdul Salam. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Award for Pride of Performance.
She was laid to rest in her ancestral graveyard in Faisalabad.