Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s son has died

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Tech giant Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its CEO Satya Nadella’s son, Zain Nadella, who was born with cerebral palsy, has died. He was 26 years old.

”Very sadly, Satya’s son, Zain Nadella, has passed away. The Nadellas take time to grieve privately as a family,’ a Microsoft spokesperson said in response to an email query from PTI.

Messages of condolence poured in on social media platforms and many took to Twitter to mourn the loss.

Nadella’s son was born on August 13, 1996, after his wife Anu, in her thirty-sixth week of pregnancy, noticed that the baby was not moving like it would normally. The Microsoft CEO in a 2017 blog mentioned that Zain did not cry at the time of birth and had to be transferred to Seattle Children’s Hospital with its state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit from Bellevue Hospital. across Lake Washington. Nadella said he learned that damage from uterine asphyxia caused severe cerebral palsy in her child.

He also wrote that being the father of a son with special needs was the turning point in his life and helped him better understand the journey of people with disabilities.

Several Indian political leaders have expressed their condolences to the Nadella family. ”Saddened to hear of the passing of @satyanadella’s son, Zain. My deepest condolences to him and his family and friends. I pray that God gives her and her family the strength to bear this loss,” Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said in a tweet. Nadella, born in Hyderabad, was appointed CEO of Microsoft in February 2014. In June 2021, he was also named the company’s chairman.

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