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Angel of Mercy
بابائے خدمت

Abdul Sattar Edhi
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Born
Abdul Sattar Edhi

(1928-01-01)1 January 1928
Bantva, Bantva Manavadar, Western India States Agency, British Raj (Present day Bantva, Gujarat, India)
Died 8 July 2016(2016-07-08) (aged 88)
Karachi, Pakistan
Cause of death Kidney Failure
Resting place Edhi Village
Nationality Pakistani
Known for Social work
Simple lifestyle
Humanitarian
Title The Richest Poor Man
Spouse(s) Bilquis Edhi
Children Faisal Edhi, Kutub Edhi
Parents
  • Abdul Shakoor Edhi (father)
  • Ghurba Edhi (mother)
Awards Lenin Peace Prize (1988)
Nishan-e-Imtiaz (1989)
Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize (2010)

Abdul Sattar Edhi (Memoni, Urdu: عبدالستار ایدھی; 1 January 1928 – 8 July 2016) was a Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic, and humanitarian. He was the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan. He ran the organization for 60 years. He was known as Angel of Mercy. He was thought to be Pakistan's "most respected" and legendary figure.

In 2013, The Huffington Post said that he might be "the world's greatest living humanitarian."

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