Dr. Abdul Sattar Edhi ( 28 February 1928 – 8 July 2016)A man who needs no introduction ; Due to his endless contribution in humanity. He is most respected man in Pakistan.
Abdul Sattar Edhi was born in Gujrat , India. Edhi and his family migrated Pakistan in 1947. His mother died, when he was nineteen after suffering from physical and mental illness, That incident inspires in him the long lasting sense of humanity and services for mankind. Then the most precious time of his life started as working with the welfare of organization. He brought first ambulance , Poor man’s Van. Through this he can service for humanity.Personal Life; He got married in 1965 to Bilquis Bano. They have four children two daughters and two sons. His wife is and expert medical caretaker, She is also most respected woman in Pakistan. The people of Pakistan named her as ” Mother of Pakistan”. She got an award in 1986 due to public service . Her philanthropy runs numerous administration in Pakistan.
Abdul Sattar Edhi’s wife Bilquis Bano Edhi honored with many awards, as a social worker and the most active philanthropists in Pakistan, as prestigious Hilal-e-imtiaz, honored with mother Teresa award in India.Edhi aims was that to spread love , help for needy and service for humanity.Remarkable works for humanity Abdul sattar Edhi started charity for humanity. His mission is simple that “Provide shelter , clothing, food to poor, and the needy people of the world on a self-help basis”.His remarkable charity works are , Welfare trustWorld’s largest ambulance Rehab centre Shelter for women and childrenOrphanages Clinic Free dispenceryEstablishment of Edhi FoundationEdhi foundation is not social welfare program in Pakistan. Foundation runs the world’s largest ambulance to help the needy people, free operate the poor people and for women’s shelter. Soon he became famous for help the poor people , He is known as “The richest poor man”of Pakistan. Most of people starting trusting him and denoting him due to his effort , in his foundation he employed staff, nurses , and one of the nurses there included his wife Bilquis Edhi. In 1973 Edhi ambulance was the first to achieve the the scene and biggest salvage operation.Honors and Awards for Abdul Sattar Edhi he was honored with many awards as the Roman Magsaysay award for public service (1986), Lenin peace prize , Nishan-e-Imtiaz , Shield of honor by Pakistan army, Human rights awards , social award , khidmat award, Largest voluntary ambulance organization of the world.Abdul sattar Edhi got 20 more awards for his greatest work and effort for humanity. Some of important quotations of Abdul Sattar Edhi” People have become educated but not have become Human.”” I don’t have any formal education…What use of education when we do not become human being.” Travels issues Arrested by isreal ( 1980)Detained in Canada (2006)Interrogated in U.S.A(2008)Illness and Death Abdul Sattar Edhi’s kidney failed in 2013.He passed away Friday 8 July, 2016. The thousands of mourners attended the funeral prayers of the country’s charity king, Abdul Sattar Edhi , at nation stadium Karachi. His wish was to donate his all organs. He died at the age of 88 years. He was buried at Edhi village in Karachi. He became the third Pakistani to receive state gun carriage funeral after Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Zia-ul-haq.Bichra kuch is Ada sy k Rut hi Badal gai…Ek shakhs sary sheher ko veeran kar gaya …