INDIA – The news of Edhi’s death has sparked grief across the border with Indians also mourning the demise of the revered social worker.
As soon as the news of Edhi’s death hit the airwaves, politicians and celebrities from across India condoled with the family of Edhi.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed her condolences on Twitter.
I express my deep sense of grief on the demise of Abdul Sattar #EdhiSahab. He was a noble soul who dedicated his life in service of mankind.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 8, 2016
Moreover, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan also paid homage to the deceased social worker.
Deeply saddened by the of demise of Abdul Sattar Edhi Sahab—a man dedicated to service of humanity—his life shall keep inspiring millions!
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 9, 2016
Indian Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot also took to Twitter to express his views regarding Edhi.
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and #Edhi Foundation. RIP 🌷⚘
— THAWAR CHAND GEHLOT (@TCGEHLOT) July 8, 2016
Indian screen idol Anupam Kher also mourned over the death of Edhi.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) July 9, 2016
The condolence messages pouring in from India, the traditional rival of Pakistan, vindicate Abdul Sattar Edhi’s oft repeated one liner: “No Religion is higher than Humanity”