Pakistan mourns Abdul Sattar Edhi's death

The Edhi Foundation head breathed his last at SIUT after prolonged fight with illnesses following kidney failure

News Desk July 08, 2016
The Edhi Foundation head breathed his last at SIUT after prolonged fight with illnesses following kidney failure. PHOTO: REUTERS

Philanthropist, social worker, a slogan of welfare and humanity, Abdul Sattar Edhi is no more.

The head of Edhi Foundation breathed his last at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Friday after kidney failure.

The philanthropist was brought to the SIUT after he had trouble in breathing and was subsequently put on ventilator.

Social media quickly lit up in honour of the man whose work uplifting the nation's destitute and orphans cemented his place in the hearts of Pakistan's masses.

Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away in Karachi

"He was a real gem and asset for Pakistan. We have lost a great servant of humanity."

Others lauded him as "the greatest Pakistani", calling his death a "national tragedy".

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter following the announcement of the philanthropist's death:


Deepak | 5 years ago | Reply @M. Emad Such men don't need attention, they are of a different league altogether, then us — the mortals. He is a man of great stature, and what he has given to Pakistan can never be repaid, even if Pakistan gives him any award, or rename the entire Pakistan in his name. Inface such legends can never be repaid. I am sure one day, future Pakistani generations would think — "How is it, that someone like Edhi Saheb even existed?" Because deeds of legends like Edhi Saheb is beyond comprehensions of greedy and corrupt mortals, politicians etc. This loss is irreparable. This is indeed, Pakistan's greatest loss — and that of humanity.
Tariq Mahmud | 5 years ago | Reply With Abdul Sattar Edhi's death resilient face of Pakistan fades away. An icon, larger than life. A humble and a velvet soul but with steely grit and nerves who served humanity without distinction and fought prejudice with conviction . I had seen him closely on two occasions in Lahore . Once under scorching sun collecting charity on the Nall Lahore while flashy cars and cruisers came to a steady halt in respect . The other occasion was at Alhmra Auditorium where the jam packed gatherings stood on feet to give him a standing occasion at his brief glimpse. May his soul rest in peace .
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