Edhi was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2013 but had been unable to get a transplant due to frail health and age. He was receiving treatment at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).
Pakistan is mourning and will miss a man who was always there to help its people whenever they called him.
— paras noOr (@WakeUpParas) July 9, 2016
People in Pakistan praise him for what he was and for what he did for Pakistani’s and that too unconditionally.
A Man That Gave His All And Wants Nothing For Himself In Return.
Infact, Wanted More For Humanity In Return. #سلام_ایدھی
— JavairiaCFC (@crankydude07) July 9, 2016
The best tribute the people of this country could pay to Eidi shaheb is to start behaving like Humans again #سلام_ایدھی
— waqas kirmani (@waqas_kirmani) July 9, 2016
— M. A@mir Khan (@AamirKhan979) July 9, 2016
— shaimaa khalil BBC (@Shaimaakhalil) July 9, 2016
Amid tears, tributes pour in not only from Pakistan but also across the world. Some of the world’s media also honoured the Pakistani social welfare star.
The New York Times terms Edhi as Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’ who was famous as a saint for many in Pakistan
The Guardian called him an ‘angel of mercy’ for his social welfare work that won both and global compliments and recognitions.
BBC also paid tribute to the Pakistani philanthropist who dedicated his entire life to the poor of his country.
The Indian Express remembers Edhi as Geeta’s caretaker, the Hindu woman who lived at an Edhi home for years.
— Roshan Panama (@BornChallenger) July 8, 2016
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— Rayyan Mahmood (@cool_rayyan1) July 9, 2016