Abdul Sattar Edhi’s Son Emotional Media Talk
Faisal Edhi told a news conference that his father was in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a Karachi hospital. His condition took a turn for the worse in the afternoon when he faced difficulty breathing while undergoing dialysis at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation. Doctors had put Edhi on ventilator, his son Faisal said.
Abdul Sattar Edhi (Memoni, Urdu: عبدالستار ایدھی; 1 January 1928 – 8 July 2016) was a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic, and humanitarian. He was the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan and ran the organization for the better part of six decades. He was known as Angel of Mercy and was considered Pakistan’s “most respected” and legendary figure. In 2013, The Huffington Post said that he might be “the world’s greatest living humanitarian.”
Revered by many as a national hero, Edhi created a charitable empire out of nothing. He masterminded Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation almost single-handedly, entirely with private donations. To many, Edhi was known as the “Father Teresa” of Pakistan.
Born: January 1, 1928, Bantva, India
Died: July 8, 2016, Karachi, Pakistan
Spouse: Bilquis Edhi (m. 1965–2016)
Organization founded: Edhi Foundation
Children: Kubra Edhi, Faisal Edhi, Kutub Edhi, Ilmas Edhi
Siblings: Abdul Aziz Edhi