Bilquis Edhi

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Bilquis Edhi

بلقیس ایدھی
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Bilquis Edhi in 2015
Born(1947-08-14)14 August 1947
Died15 April 2022(2022-04-15) (aged 74)[1]
CitizenshipPakistani citizenship
OccupationNurse
Philanthropist
OrganizationEdhi Foundation
OfficeCo-chair of Edhi Foundation
Spouse(s)
Abdul Sattar Edhi (m. 1965–2016)
Children4

Bilquis Bano Edhi HI (Urdu: بلقیس ایدھی), (14 August 1947 – 15 April 2022) was a Pakistani professional nurse and philanthropist. She was co-chair of Edhi Foundation. She has been named The Mother of Pakistan.[2] In 2015, she was honored with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice.[3]

Edhi died on 15 April 2022 in Karachi, Pakistan from heart failure 74.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bilquis Edhi passes away at 74". Geo News. 15 April 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  2. Ramon Magsaysay Award Citation Archived 2011-04-23 at the Wayback Machine accessed June 30, 2008
  3. "Pakistan's Bilquis Bano, Caretaker of Speech and Hearing Impaired Geeta and Gladys Staines Honoured with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2015". Business Wire India. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. "Philanthropist Bilquis Edhi breathes her last in Karachi". The News International. 15 April 2022.