Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s son Zain Nadella has died, according to the company.
Zain, who was born with cerebral palsy, was 26 years old.
“Satya’s son Zain Nadella went away unexpectedly. The Nadellas are spending some time away from the public eye to grieve privately as a family “In response to an email from PTI, a Microsoft official stated.
Meanwhile, condolence comments flooded social media networks, with many mourning the death on Twitter.
Nadella’s kid was delivered on August 13, 1996, in an emergency circumstance after his wife, Anu detected that the baby was not moving normally during her 36th week of pregnancy.
In a 2017 blog post, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated that Zain did not cry at delivery and had to be transferred from Bellevue Children’s Hospital across Lake Washington to Seattle Children’s Hospital, which has a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Nadella claimed he found out his child had severe cerebral palsy as a result of uterine asphyxiation.
He also noted that being a father of a special-needs boy was a watershed moment in his life that taught him more about the journey of persons with disabilities.
Several Indian politicians have offered their sympathies to the Nadella family.
“I was saddened to learn of @satyanadella’s son Zain’s death. My heartfelt condolences go out to him, his family, and his friends. I pray that God provides him and his family the strength they need to cope with this tragedy “Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, stated in a tweet.
Satya Nadella is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company.
In February 2014, Nadella, a Hyderabad native, was named CEO of Microsoft. He was also named Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2021, an additional post in which he would oversee the process of setting the board’s agenda.