Tribute to Pakistani Icon: London Artist Paints Edhi’s Mural at Trafalgar Square
A British artist and social worker Daniel Swan made a huge mural in the center of London’s Trafalgar Square as tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi and his work for the humanity.
Swan is a member of an organization called People of Perception which has dedicated itself for the uplift of homeless people in London.
The London-based artist wrote on the organization’s website: “I used to make what many would call a lot of money, working for one of the world’s largest corporations, doing nothing of value for humanity.”
He said his journey from working for a corporate firm to realizing more fulfillment and satisfaction that comes with selflessness was a life changing experience.
Edhi was a Pakistani philanthropist and social worker who established the largest private ambulance system (including air ambulance) all across Pakistan as well as Edhi homes for abandoned children, orphanages, shelter homes for the elderly, mortuaries, etc.
The selfless Pakistani icon who was admired by all worldwide died on July 8, 2016, due to kidney failure. His demise sent shockwaves across the country to his fans and in the Pakistani Diaspora creating a huge vacuum in the field of philanthropy in the country. Edhi became the third Pakistani to receive state funeral with a 21-gun salute in which the then Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif also paid his last respect with a salute.
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