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Son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella passes away at 26

Washington: Son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his wife Anu passed away on Monday. Zain was 26 and was born with cerebral palsy.

In an email, Microsoft informed about the incident to its executive staff. The email also asked the staff to hold the family in their thoughts and prayers while giving them space to grieve privately.

Jeff Sperring, CEO of Children’s Hospital, wrote in a message to his board, “Zain will be remembered for his eclectic taste in music, his bright sunny smile and the immense joy he brought to his family and all those who loved him.”

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In October 2017, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft posted about the birth of Zain in a LinkedIn blogpost. He wrote how he and his wife Anu spent months awaiting the arrival of the first child.

“In the apartment we were renting next to the Microsoft campus, we spent months busily preparing for his arrival — decorating a nursery, putting plans in place for Anu to return to her career, envisioning how our weekends and holidays would change….We were ready to add a new joy to our life,” Satya Nadella wrote.

“One night, during the thirty-sixth week of her pregnancy, Anu noticed that the baby was not moving as much as she was accustomed to. So we went to the emergency room of a local hospital in Bellevue,” Nadella, who originally hails from Hyderabad, had said in the post.

“We thought it would be just a routine checkup, little more than new parent anxiety. In fact, I distinctly remember feeling annoyed by the wait times we experienced in the emergency room. But upon examination, the doctors were alarmed enough to order an emergency cesarean section,” he added.

The tech giant wrote in the blogspot how becoming father to a specially-abled kid was a turning point in his life. He said, it shaped him to become the person he is today. “Becoming a father of a son with special needs was the turning point in my life that has shaped who I am today. It has helped me better understand the journey of people with disabilities. It has shaped my personal passion for and philosophy of connecting new ideas to empathy for others. And it is why I am deeply committed to pushing the bounds on what love and compassion combined with human ingenuity and passion to have impact can accomplish with my colleagues at Microsoft,” he wrote.

Satya Nadella now lives in Bellevue, Washington and has two daughters. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.

Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company.


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