14 August 1947 – 15 April 2022
The wife of the late Abdul Sattar Edhi, Bilquis Edhi was a professional nurse and philanthropist in her own right. She ran several non-profit organisations for orphans, widows, and elderly people. Serving the nation for more than 50 years, she was known by the honorific title “Mother of the Nation”. In 2015, she received the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice.
Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Charity & Development
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