Google honors Abdul Sattar Edhi with “Angel of Mercy”


Google honored Abdul Sattar Edhi with a doodle of the man who was fondly known as the ‘Angel of Mercy’ on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary.

Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on February 28, 1928 in Gujarat, India but then migrated to Pakistan after partition.

After noticing that people in Pakistan were without shelter, food medicine and clothing, he begged people for donations. Edhi was able to convert a small room he had into a dispensary which serviced the poor.

Very soon, people began to trust him and provided him with donations to help the poor, hungry and destitute in Pakistan.

In a 2009 interview with NPR, he said, “I got medical students to volunteer. I was penniless and begged for donations on the street. And people gave.”

Abdul Sattar Edhi died on July 8, 2016 from kidney failure. During the last days of his illness, Edhi stated that he preferred to be treated in Pakistan rather than abroad and earned further laurels from the general masses.

Thousands flocked to the National Stadium of Karachi when he died to attend his funeral, which was followed by a guard of honor by the army before he was laid to rest.

The Google Doodle which has already made an appearance in Australia, New Zealand and Japan will soon be available in Pakistan, US, UK and other European countries on Tuesday.

Source: Online

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