Zain Nadella, the son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his wife Anu, passed away early Monday morning, according to the company. He was 26 years old and had cerebral palsy from birth.
In an email, the software company informed its top personnel that Zain had passed away. Executives were requested to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers while providing them space to grieve privately, according to the statement
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,” said the doctors in the Microsoft executives message.
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a set of disorders that affect movement, muscle tone, and posture. It’s caused by injury to the developing brain, which usually happens before birth. During infancy or the preschool years, signs and symptoms arise.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or spasticity of the limbs and trunk, odd posture, involuntary movements, unstable walking, or some combination of these are all symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that lasts a lifetime. Although there is no cure, medications can help patients function better day by day.
Zain Nadella Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosciences
Nadella has focused the company on building products to better serve users with disabilities since taking over as CEO in 2014, citing lessons he learnt while raising and supporting Zain. Last year, the Seattle Children’s Hospital partnered with the Nadellas to create the Zain Nadella Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosciences, which is part of the Seattle Children’s Center for Integrative Brain Research.
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