Nation pays homage to Abdul Sattar Edhi on second death anniversary

Posted by : Admin on Jul 08, 2018 04:35 PM

Lahore: The nation across the country is paying tribute to world-renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi on his second death anniversary. His contributions earned him the recognition of Angel of Mercy.
Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on January 1, 1928 in Indian Gujarat and dedicated his life to philanothropy by establishing Pakistan’s biggest foundation by his name. Edhi Foundation has rescued over 20,000 abandoned infants, trained over 40,000 nurses and taken care of not less than 50,000 orphans until now.
The foundation has the largest chain of shelters working across the countries with 330 centres. Ambulance service offered by the foundation is world‘s largest accoridng to an estimate with over 600 vechiles dedicated for the purpose.
The man lived in a room next to his office in one of the centres and owned two pairs of modest clothes. His place had a bed, a bathroom sink and a stove. Edhi married a nurse, then working at one of the centres, Bilquis in 1965 and the couple had four children.
In 2013, Huffington Post reported in 2013 that he might be the world’s greatest humanitarian. His contributions earned him the recognition of Angel of Mercy.
In 2013, doctors had told him that his kidneys had failed and he would survive using dialysis for the rest of his life unless he found a donor. The world-famous philanthropist breathed his last on July 8, 2016 after he was put on a ventilator.