Abdul Sattar Edhi

Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic and humanitarian

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.

Angel of Mercy[1]
[2]بابائے خدمت

Abdul Sattar Edhi
Abdul Sattar Edhi

(1928-01-01)1 January 1928
Died8 July 2016(2016-07-08) (aged 88)
Karachi, Pakistan
Cause of deathKidney Failure
Resting placeEdhi Village
Known forSocial work
Simple lifestyle
TitleThe Richest Poor Man
SpouseBilquis Edhi
ChildrenFaisal Edhi, Kutub Edhi
  • Abdul Shakoor Edhi (father)
  • Ghurba Edhi (mother)
AwardsLenin Peace Prize (1988)
Nishan-e-Imtiaz (1989)
Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize (2010)
WebsiteOfficial website

In 2013, The Huffington Post said that he might be "the world's greatest living humanitarian."[4]


  1. Ahmed, Munir (8 July 2016). "Pakistan's legendary 'Angel of Mercy' Abdul Edhi dies at age 88". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. "The Prime Minister Declared A Day Of National Mourning". Geo News. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. "Revered humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away". ARY News. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. The World’s Greatest Living Humanitarian May Be From Pakistan, The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 March 2016