Abdul Sattar Edhi death, family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography, wiki, funeral
Abdul Sattar Edhi/Family/
Bilquis Edhi: Spouse
Kubra Edhi: Daughter
Abdul Aziz Edhi: Brother
Abdul Shakoor Edhi: Father
Faisal Edhi: Son
Kutub Edhi: Son
Ghurba Edhi: Mother
Ilmas Edhi: Daughter
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Elyhi Rajioon
Abdul sattar Edhi passed away ! very very sad day for Pakistan we lost a biggest asset a symbol of humanity ! ek azeem insan shafeeq meherban insaan dost ghareegon ka maseeha yateemo ka waali mazloomon ka hamdard hum se juda ho gaya Allah tala is azeem insan ke darjat buland famaye Edhi sab ko Jannat tul firdous main ala muqam ata farmaye Ameen !
Abdul Sattar Edhi(1 January 1928 – 8 July 2016), Nishan-e-Imtiaz Award (Order of Excellence) Award, (Memoni, Urdu: عبدالستار ایدھی) was a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic and humanitarian. He was the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan.
Together with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, he received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. He was also the recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize and the Balzan Prize. In 2006, Institute of Business Administration Pakistan conferred an honoris causa degree of Doctor of Social Service Management for his services. In September 2010, Edhi was also awarded an honorary degree of Doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire. In 1989 Edhi received the Nishan-e-Imtiaz from the Government of Pakistan. On 1 January 2014, Edhi was voted Person of the year 2013 by the readers of The Express Tribune.
Abdul Sattar Edhi ran the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan for the better part of six decades. The foundation owns and operates a large ambulance service, free nursing homes, orphanages, clinics, women’s shelters, food kitchens, and rehabilitation centers for drug addicts and mentally ill individuals all across the country.
To his death Edhi remained a simple and humble man. He owned two pairs of clothes, never took a salary from his organisation and lived in a small two bedroom apartment over his clinic in Karachi. He was recommended for a Nobel Peace prize by the Prime Minister of Pakistan with more than 30,000 signing a petition by Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai for his nomination. On 25 June 2013 Edhi’s kidneys failed and it was announced that he would be on dialysis for the rest of his life, unless he found a kidney donor. The Guardian called him ‘a legendary charity worker known for his asceticism’. He was called the greatest living humanitarian in the world in a 2013 article in The Huffington Post.
Edhi died in Karachi on 8 July 2016
Edhi died on 8 July 2016 at age 88 due to kidney failure. He was placed on a ventilator for the last six hours of his life. He will be buried in Edhi Village. His last wishes included the request that his organs were to be donated but due to his ill health, only his corneas were suitable
|Born||Abdul Sattar Edhi
1 January 1928
Bantva, Bantva Manavadar,Western India States Agency,British Raj (Present day Bantva,Gujarat, India)
|Died||8 July 2016 (aged 88)
|Cause of death||Kidney Failure|
|Resting place||Edhi Village|
|Known for||Social Work
|Children||Faisal Edhi, Kutub Edhi|
|Awards||1988 Lenin Peace Prize
Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1989
Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize in 2010