Mother Teresa, and Angel of Mercy was born to Albanian Parents on 27th August, 1910 in Skoplji, Yugoslavia. Then her name was Anges. Mother Teresa was a symbol and personification of great human qualities like kindness, charity, love and service of the weak and the suffering. Throughout her life she had been very busy making people happy, bringing cheers to the sick, diseased, orphans and the helpless. She came to India when she was 18.
Mother Teresa has grown feeble in body due to hard work all these years and age, yet her spirit of service is as strong as ever.
She has become a living legend. She became a nun at the young age of 12. She worked as a teacher in Calcutta. There are many missionaries who help her in her work of charity and service. Her homes for the destitutes, lepers, sick and abandoned children are well known throughout the world. She was awarded Nobel Prize in 1979 for her long and outstanding services to the humanity and Bharat Ratna in 1980. Besides these awards, she has won many more awards. She was the first Indian woman who has been awarded Nobel Prize. She became an Indian citizen in 1962.
She was a great lady, a real mother and angel in the real sense of the terms. Her work and dedication have no comparison. She reminds us of Florence Nightingale, the lady with the lamp. Mother Teresa’s life was the brilliant example of a life dedicated to a single purpose of service to humanity at large. Her life was a history of an iron wills, a will devoted to charity and compassion, in her compassion she remained us of the Buddha.
She was set up many homes for the poor, helpless children and unfortunate lepers. She was a living example of dedication to a noble cause. We all are very proud of her and so are others in other countries. In this world of sufferings and miseries she was really an angel of mercy and charity. Her heart throbs and bleeds for the suffering humanity.
She had travelled many countries. To whichever country she went, she was showered upon love, respect and honor. For the world peace, happiness and harmony, her contribution has been matchless. Service was her only mission and motto. She died in Calcutta on September 5, 1997.