Zain Nadella, son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella passes away
Zain Nadella, son of Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Satya Nadella and his wife Anu, passed away on Monday morning. He was 26 and had been born with cerebral palsy.
In an email, Microsoft Corp. told its executive staff that Zain had passed away. The message asked executives to hold the family in their thoughts and prayers while giving them space to grieve privately.
Nadella took the role of CEO in 2014. Since his joining to the software company, he was focused on designing products to better serve users with disabilities.
In 2021, Nadella established the Zain Nadella Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosciences, as part of Seattle Children’s Center for Integrative Brain Research.
“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,” Jeff Sperring, CEO of Children’s Hospital, wrote in a message to his Board, which was shared with Microsoft executives/