Abdul Sattar Edhi
Staff Writer, Halal Incorp
Abdul Sattar Edhi was born in January, 1928 Bantva, Gujrat in British India and is a renowned social activist and humanitarian. He has been involved in charitable works for many decades assisting people suffering from poverty, destitution, sickness and hunger.
He is well known in Pakistan and across the world for his work in the humanitarian field. Abdul has received a number of awards for his work and commitment to helping others throughout his lifetime. One of these prestigious recognitions was from the University of Bedfordshire in the UK, who awarded him an honorary Doctorate in 2010.
Prior to this he also received an award from Italy called the Wolf of Bhogio Peace Award in 2005 & the Gandhi Peace Award in 2007 amongst being recognised by many other institutions and organisations.
Edhi has worked in the charity field for nearly six decades and has provided a variety of services for local people and across wider geographical areas internationally. He founded the Edhi Foundation which has become a well known name and has an established track record in Pakistan. Amongst the variety of services the Foundation provides you will find free healthcare, orphanages, clinics, food relief hubs, rehabilitation centres etc.
Three years ago Edhi’s suffered major kidney problems and has sadly been ill ever since. Edhi has been recognised by many as one of the greatest living humanitarians globally due to his hard work and efforts to assist those people in need.
Edhi is known as a non-materialist individual who has lived a simple life, never taking a salary from his organisation and only having a few possessions. Edhi is a remarkable man who has shown compassion and great care for others less fortunate through his legendary humanitarian work and has created a legacy seldom seen before in recent times.