Karachi (Web Desk): Bilquis Bano Edhi, the wife of late Pakistani humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, has passed away at the age of 74.
According to her family, Bilquis Edhi was under treatment at a private hospital for the past three days where she breathed her last after her blood pressure suddenly dropped.
As per an Edhi Foundation spokesperson, Bilquis was ill for the last one month.
Bilquis Edhi, a professional nurse, was heading the Bilquis Edhi Foundation after the demise of her husband in 2016.
Abdul Sattar Edhi had proposed to her and they got married in April 1966.
She spent more than six decades of her life serving humanity in need.
Her charity has saved over 42,000 unwanted babies so far by placing "jhoolas" [cradles] at the Edhi Homes and centres across the country.
She leaves behind four children, Faisal, Kubra, Zeenat and Almas from her marriage with Abdul Sattar Edhi.