Timeline of Abdul Sattar Edhi

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  • BIRTH YEAR

    BIRTH YEAR
    He was born on February 28,1928 in Bantra,India. He was too young when his mother died so he decided to serve his country with peace.
  • DREAM

    DREAM
    He lost his mother in 1946, when he was just 11 year old. He always dreamed of helping others as his mother always taught him to be kind towards everyone.
  • RELOCATION

    RELOCATION
    He moved to Pakistan after the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 along with his family.
  • CHILDREN SERVICES

    CHILDREN SERVICES
    The history of establishing the Edhi child adoption centre and childcare services dates back to 1949.
  • EARLY IN LIFE

    EARLY IN LIFE
    He started working in wholesale market as a sale person and after a couple of years he built up a free medical supplies with the assistance from his society. Later he requested for investment to the general population and collected Rs.200,000/-. A maternity clinic was set up and an ambulance facility begun.
  • ESTABLISHMENT OF EDHI FOUNDATION

    ESTABLISHMENT OF EDHI FOUNDATION
    Edhi established Edhi foundation and safeguarded more than 50,000 orphans and trained more than 40,000 nurses. The Edhi foundation runs the world's biggest rescue vehicle facility and deals 24 hours emergency facilities.
  • EDHI HOMES AND ORPHANAGE CENTRE

    EDHI HOMES AND ORPHANAGE CENTRE
    Edhi Foundation has set-up 18 homes all over Pakistan.8500 younger boys and girls including elder ladies and gents have been accommodated.
  • FAMILY

    FAMILY
    He got married to Bilquis Edhi, a caretaker in Edhi centre.They have 2 sons and 2 daughters.His wife used to control the free maternity service in clinic.
  • LENIN PEACE AWARD

    LENIN PEACE AWARD
    In 1988, he was awarded Lenin Peace Award which is one of the most prestigious awards of the Soviet Union.
  • PAUL HARIS FELLOW AWARD

    PAUL HARIS FELLOW AWARD
    This award was awarded to him for promoting social welfare services at Karachi.
  • NISHAN-E-IMTIAZ

    NISHAN-E-IMTIAZ
    He was known as the "The angel of mercy" and "Pakistan's Mother Teresa". In 1989 he got Nishan-e-Imtiza from Government of Pakistan.Jinnah award for outstanding services to Pakistan was given to him in April 1998. This was the main award he received. It is known that he got hundreds of awards.
  • AMBULANCE SERVICE

    AMBULANCE SERVICE
    Edhi foundation have the largest ambulance organization of the world holding guinness book of world records.
  • EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

    EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
    Karachi Bilquis Edhi elementary and primary secondary schools are operating at Karachi, Nawabshah, Mirpurkhas.
  • WOLF OF BHOGIOPEACE AWARD

    WOLF OF BHOGIOPEACE AWARD
    For promoting peace in BhogioItaly.
  • GANDHI PEACE AWARD

    GANDHI PEACE AWARD
    In 2007, Edhi was awarded with Gandhi peace award which is an award and cash prize presented for promoting peace.
  • UNESCO-MADANJEET SINGH PRICE

    UNESCO-MADANJEET SINGH PRICE
    it was awarded to Edhi in 2009, the purpose of this prize is to honour and reward extraordinary creative achievements in promoting tolrence and peace.
  • DOCTORATE DEGREE

    DOCTORATE DEGREE
    In September 2010, Edhi was awarded an honorary degree of Doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire.
  • LONDON PEACE AWARD

    LONDON PEACE AWARD
    For promoting peace in London, UK
  • HONORARY DEGREE

    HONORARY DEGREE
    He was awarded degree of Doctor of social science by Hamdard Foundation at Islamabad.
  • DEATH

    DEATH
    On July 8,2016, sadly he was diagnosed with kidney failure and died.