Monday Feb 27, 2017
Google has honoured the Pakistan’s ‘Angel of Mercy, Abdul Sattar Edhi, on his 89th birth anniversary.
Edhi, who is Pakistan’s most renowned and respected philanthropist, passed away on July 8, last year. He was the founder of country’s largest welfare organisation, Edhi Foundation.
He was born on February 28, 1928, in the Gujarat district of British-ruled India but soon moved to Karachi after the partition.
“[After moving] He soon noticed that many Pakistanis lacked medicine, education, and other essentials, and he made it his life's mission to help others. In 1951, he established the Edhi foundation, which is funded solely by private donations,” reads Google’s description of Edhi.
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“In celebration of Abdul Sattar Edhi, let's all lend a hand to someone in need today,” it adds.
Google changed its logo in the United States, Iceland, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Estonia, UK, Denmark, Ireland, and Pakistan to a doodle or illustration of Edhi.