Abdul Sattar Edhi, a legendary charity worker known for his asceticism, has created a charitable empire out of nothing, masterminding Pakistan's largest welfare organization. Today, Abdul Sattar Edhi is revered by many as a national hero. No Pakistani since Jinnah has commanded such reverence. Not many Pakistanis inspire the kind of unmitigated respect and affection among their compatriots than does Abdul Sattar Edhi. The sentiment cuts across divisions of creed, class and ethnicity — because over the course of his charity work, this octogenarian has proved time and again that all that has ever mattered to him is the common humanity, the thread that binds all humans together as one single race. He passed away on 8th July 2016, creating a vacuum that would be not easy to fill.