Enchanted by your benevolence
The richest poor man
Babies, children, orphans
You dedicated your entire lifespan
An angel of mercy across the globe
In natural disasters you personally strode
The humblest demeanor, the simplest attire
Your wise words we yearn to acquire
Today you leave us at eighty-eight
Up high in heaven, surely your fate
For Word-High July
Dedicated to the greatest humanitarian and social worker, Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928-2016).
He spent 60 years of his life helping the helpless with no salary of his own. Before he died, he asked to be buried in his same attire (he only kept 2 pairs of clothes for himself) and to donate his organs (his eyes have now been donated). He started off with one ambulance and now The Edhi Foundation is in the Guinness World Book for the World’s Largest Ambulance Service. He was given the honour of a state funeral and was laid to rest in a grave he’d dug himself. He’s been given a series of awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (Philippines) & Bazlan Prize (Italy). He was also nominated for the Nobel.
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