Across the country, people of Pakistan is paying the tribute the world-renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi on his second death anniversary.

Edhi a philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation in 1951, which runs the world's largest volunteer ambulance network along with homeless shelters, animal shelter, rehab centers, and orphanages across Pakistan.

Born on 1 July 1928 in Gujrat, India dedicated his life to humanity. In 2013, Huffington Post reported in 2013 that he might be the world’s greatest humanitarian. His contributions earned him the recognition of ‘Angel of Mercy’.

On 25 June 2013, Edhi's kidneys failed it was announced that he would be on dialysis for the rest of his life unless he found a kidney donor.

Edhi died on 8 July 2016 at the age of 88 due to kidney failure after having been placed on a ventilator.

His last wishes included the request that his organs were to be donated but due to his ill health, only his corneas were suitable. He was laid to rest at the Edhi Village Karachi.

He was the only Pakistani without a state authority or a state role to receive a state funeral.

Abdul Sattar Edhi received several awards including Gandhi Peace Award and the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize.