|Renowned Philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi|
The legendary humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, who mostly referred to as "The Richest Poor Man" and "Pakistan's Mother Teresa" died in Karachi after a prolonged illness and renal failure. He was 88.
He founded the famous Edhi Foundation in 1957, a non-profit social welfare program in Pakistan. It is the only foundation that is providing numerous services throughout the Pakistan. Its services include free hospitals, medical care, shelters for destitute, handicapped persons and orphans, drug rehabilitation, international level relief efforts, emergency, ambulance and air ambulance services, educational centers, blood banks, marine and coastal services.
In 2005, Edhi Foundation provided $100,000 in aid to relief efforts after Katrina Hurricane.
For his humanitarian work, he earned several awards at local and international level. Following is the list of his awards:
Ramon Magsaysay Award (1986)
Lenin Peace Prize (1988)
Paul Harris Fellow (1993)
Peace Prize from USSR (1998)
Largest Voluntary Ambulance Organization of World – Guinness Book of World Records (2000)
Hamdan Award (2000) UAE
International Balzan Prize (2000) Italy
Peace and Harmony Award (Delhi), 2001
Peace Award (Mumbai), 2004
Peace Award (Hyderabad Deccan), 2005
Wolf of Bhogio Peace Award (Italy), 2005
Gandhi Peace Award (Delhi), 2007
Peace Award, Seoul, (South Korea), 2008
Honorary Doctorate degree (2006).
UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize (2009)
Nishan-e-Imtiaz, civil decoration from the Government of Pakistan (1989)
Silver Jubilee Shield by College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, (1962–1987)
Moiz ur rehman award, Pakistan, (2015)
The Social Worker of Sub-Continent by Government of Sindh, Pakistan, (1989)
Recognition of meritorious services to oppressed humanity during the 1980's Government of Pakistan (1989)
Pakistan Civic Award (1992)
Shield of Honor by Pakistan Army (E & C)
Khidmat Award by the Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences
Human Rights Award by Pakistan Human Rights Society
Not only Pakistani nation but the whole world is mourning his death. He left a legacy of work and he will remain in hearts for his love of humanity.
Rest In Peace Edhi Sahab!