On July 8th 2016 Pakistan lost its most beloved citizen. Abdul Sattar Edhi, commonly known as “Mr. Edhi”, died of kidney failure aged 88. State funeral was given first time to a civilian whose only concern were society´s most vulnerable: Orphans, homeless, mentally ill…anyone rejected by society always found home it what has become the biggest welfare organization in Pakistan that runs the largest private ambulance fleet in the world. His commitment to anyone regardless of colour, class and creed earned him respect and admiration worldwide. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai nominated him after he passed away.
More than 60 years ago Abudl Sattar Edhi started a small dispensary without funds with the only goal of helping the needed. People said he wouldn´t last six months. He now leaves behind an organization that has provided relief in disaster zones around the world from the 2008 earthquake in Kashmir to giving 100,000$ after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. His humanitarian spirit brought hope to millions and set a legacy that will be an example for generations to come.