91st Birth anniversary of Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi is being observed today (Feb 28). Edhi founded the Edhi Foundation, which runs the world’s largest volunteer ambulance network along with homeless shelters, animal shelter, rehab centres, and orphanages across Pakistan.
Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on February 28, 1928, in Gujarat, India but then migrated to Karachi after partition. He started begging to help people and give them shelter. The world largest ambulance network known as Edhi Foundation is owned by Abdul Sattar Edhi.
Edhi has several national and international awards in recognition of his welfare work. He received Lenin Peace Prize, Nishan-e-Imtiaz and Wolf of Bhogio Peace Award, Italy for his voluniteerly services. He died on 08 July, 2016 in Karachi of renal failure. He was offered treatment abroad but insisted on being treated in a government hospital at home. He became the third Pakistani to receive a historical state gun carriage funeral
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