According to India Today, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s son died on Monday at the age of 26, according to an email sent to the company’s executive staff.
Satya and Anu Nadella’s son Zain Nadella was born with cerebral palsy, according to the publication.
The American technology company asked its executives for prayers and space to grieve privately for the bereaved Nadella family.
Since taking over as CEO, the 54-year-old Nadella has led Microsoft to develop products that better assist disabled people, citing lessons he learned while raising Zain.
In 2021, the Seattle Children’s Center for Integrative Brain Research partnered with the Nadella family to establish the Zain Nadella Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosciences.
In a condolence message, Children’s Hospital CEO Jeff Sperring said,
“Zain will be memorized for his eclectic musical tastes, his bright shiny smile, and the immense happiness he brought to his family and all those who cared about him.