9-year-old boy becomes world’s youngest Microsoft certified specialist (video)

 
By: Tanya Malhotra 

(Scroll down for video) While his friends were out playing games, this nine-year-old boy, was busy writing computer code.

Pranav Kalyan, who lives in California, became the world’s youngest person to pass the examination to become an authorised Microsoft technology specialist.

Now, the fourth grader who is of Indian origin, has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.

The previous record was held by a 12-year-old boy named Babar Iqbal of Dubai, who also managed to pass the test.

"As a young child, Pranav was more fascinated by computers than toys. He began writing small software programs at six years old," his proud father, who hails from Tamil Nadu, India, said.

Kalyan, was born in Madurai, India, and moved to California with his family.

When he grows up, Kalyan wants to be a scientist. His love of mathematics and the challenge of solving complicated problems helped him get to where he is today.