Arfa Karim (Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa)
Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa (2 February 1995 – 14 January 2012) was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy who, in 2004 at the age of nine, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). She kept the title until 2008. Arfa represented Pakistan on various international forums including the TechEd Developers Conference. She also received the President’s Award for Pride of Performance and is the youngest to receive this award. A science park in Lahore, the Arfa Software Technology Park, was named after her.She was invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the United States. She died on 14 January 2012, aged 16, following a cardiac arrest.
“If you want to do something big in life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind. If you thnik shy, you act shy. If you think confident, you act confident.Therefore, never let shyness conquer your mind.” Arfa Karim