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Sister Nirmala, who succeeded Mother Teresa, dies at 81

Sister Nirmala, who succeeded Mother Teresa, dies at 81

A Missionaries of Charity official said Sister Nirmala was not keeping well for the past few days and her health was gradually deteriorating.



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Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 11:14 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM


Sister Nirmala greets attendants at the Tribute of LoveMother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Image sourced from motherteresa.org


MotherTeresa (R) blesses Sister Nirmala after she handed over leadership of her Roman Catholic order to Nirmala in Calcutta March 14, 1981. (Reuters photo)

Kolkata - Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity founded by the Nobel laureate, died here this morning.

She was 81.

A Missionaries of Charity official said Sister Nirmala was not keeping well for the past few days and her health was gradually deteriorating.

Her body would be brought to Mother House tomorrow morning and the funeral will be held at 4 PM.

'Any one who wants to pay respect can come to Mother House tomorrow', the official said.

On March 13, 1997, six months before Mother Teresa's death, Sister Nirmala was selected the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity.

Sister Mary Prema was elected to succeed Sister Nirmala during a general chapter held in Calcutta in April 2009.


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