Abdul Sattar Edhi well named personality of Pakistan, over 60 years he has shown us and also the world that the power of one individual’s unwavering commitment and honesty and sincerity to the cause o Humanity. Abdul Sattar Edhi the richest poor man passes away on 8th July 2016, in Pakistan’s history the day is perhaps one of the saddest days, and he has left us with our hearts heavy, Abdul Sattar a champion of welfare work and the person who brings happiness for the lot of people.
He was admitted in hospital and his condition wasn’t good, he left us on 8 July 2016, legendary social worker and humanitarian Abdul Sattar’s funeral prayers has been offered at National Stadium in Karachi and after which Abdul Sattar Edhi was buried in the Edhi Village in a grave that Edhi Sahab prepared for himself 25 years ago.
Abdul Sattar Edhi the founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organization as tributes poured in for the humble man almost unanimously honored as a national hero. President Mamnoon Hussain, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad, PTI’s MNA Asad Umer, MQM’s Dr. Farooq Sattar, Shahbaz Sharif ISPR Director General Asim Saleem Bajwa, General Raheel Sharif, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Chief of Naval Staff, Rangers Sindh Director General Major General Bilal Akbar, and a lot of more people were present in the National Staduim, Karachi.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wasn’t in the country at that time, he announced a state funeral and day of national mourning in the honour of the great man who owned just two sets of clothes, but Edhi’s work uplifting the nation’s needy and orphans cemented his place in the hearts of Pakistan masses. Nawaz Sharif stated that “We have lost a great servant of humanity”. He further said, “Edhi was the real manifestation of love for those people who were socially vulnerable, helpless, impoverished and poor. Abdul Sattar’s loss is irreparable for the people of Pakistan.
Abdul Sattar Edhi and his team over the years created morgues, maternity wards, orphanages, shelters and homes for those who are elderly, picking up where limit government-run services for fell short.
Abdual Sattar Edhi’s slept in a windowless room adjoining the office of his organization or foundation furnished with just a bed, a sink and a hotplate. Abdul Sattar Edhi was born to the family of Muslim traders in Gujarat in the British India, Edhi sahib arrived in Pakistan in 1947 after its bloody creation.
Words aren’t enough to describe about him, he was the man of honour, he was the man of protection for the people, and he was the noble soul. Abdul Sattar Edhi gave until the very end, seeking to donate all his body organs. Edhi Sahab said that, “I have done a lot of work. I am satisfied with my life,”