Mother Teresa – Bharat Ratna Adward Winner
Born on the 26th of August in the year 1910, Mother Teresa was a significant personality in Indian history, who throughout her life, served the poor and the needy and dedicated her life to spirituality, with the belief that true service to god lay in service to mankind.
Hailing from Skopje, she spent most of her life in India, and was a prominent catholic sister who has been acclaimed worldwide for her endless charitable work for the poor, the aged as well as the ones who had been abandoned.
She believed in serving the “poorest of the poor” and during her first visit to India, the country’s poverty-stricken conditions made a grave impact in her mind and led her to have the urge of doing something, which she later termed as a “call within a call” to help those who were lost, who were needy.
She set up a charitable organization which would provide fee care, shelter and food for the poor. Though her charitable work saw a list of ups and downs, especially during the Bengal famine, her determination won the interests of many politicians who later began funding her charities.
As on today, her creations are spread over 133 countries, in the forms of hospitals, orphanages, old-age homes, educational institutes as well as homes for the sick.
The government of India honored her with the Bharat Ratna Award in the year 1980, and she was also a recipient of the Nobel Prize in the year 1979.
She passed away on the 5th of September, 1997.