Karachi- another Asset of Pakistan Abdul Sattar Edhi has died at the age of 92 after the great Amjad Sabri. His son confirmed this with full sorrow. Abdul Sattar Edhi is a man who is the founder of country’s largest welfare organization “Edhi”. He has written his own history for the people of Pakistan and for the man who is rich but preferred to live a poor life.
His Son Faisal told AFP that “My father was suffering from severe kidney problems and both of his kidneys had failed”.
World Best Philanthropic Person
He wanted to be buried in same clothes as often used to wear and also wanted to donate his body parts but not his cornea as it’s not in healthy condition and it will be as rest of the organs of his body.
Whole Country is in full sorrow with this national hero who worked for the nations with more than words. Sindh Government has announced to bury Edhi with national honor. He was diagnosed with kidney failure in June 2013 and was told by doctors he would have to be on dialysis for the rest of his life.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari offered him to be flown abroad for his medical treatment but he refused. In the past, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz also offered to help Edhi in his treatment but he turned them down as well.
Abdul Sattar Edhi Profile:
He was to traders in Gujrat in Subcontinent and arrived in Pakistan in 1947. The state’s failure to help his struggling family care for his mother which was paralysed and suffering from mental health issues that was his painful and decisive turning point of his life towards generous in assistance to the poor.
A Man of Hearts & Full of Idealism
He opened his first clinic in 1951 with full of idealism in Karachi awkward area.
He said in his autobiography;
- “Social welfare was my vocation, I had to free it”
- “A Mirror to the Blind”
He developed maternity wards, morgues, orphanages, shelters, and homes for the elderly over the years with his team by a spiritual quest for justice with self motivation and have just aim in life that to help those who cannot help themselves.
The most prominent figure of his Welfare work is the foundation of 1500, Ambulances that are deployed for type of emergency like road traffic accident or medically or terrorist attack in which human life is in danger or for those who have no conveince to reach their destination from hospital with patience. His work is widely respected by across Pakistan. Recently in 2016 he has appointed his son Faisal as managing trustee for his welfare organization and other welfare works.
He was nominated several times for the Noble Peace Prize and appears on the list again in this year but there by Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan’s teenage winner of a Nobel Prize.
He said in an interview earlier this year that “I have worked a lot and he is fully satisfied with his life”.