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    Prime Minister's Office
    23-June, 2015 10:39 IST
    PM expresses sadness over the demise of Sister Nirmala


    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed sadness over the demise of Sister Nirmala.

    "Sister Nirmala's life was devoted to service, caring for the poor and underprivileged. Saddened by her demise. May her soul rest in peace.

    My deepest condolences to the Missionaries of Charity family on the passing away of Sister Nirmala", the Prime Minister said.

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    Mother Teresa's successor Sister Nirmala dies| Reuters

    Jun 23, 2015 5:23am EDT
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    Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Nobel laureate Mother Teresa as the head of her Missionaries of Charity and expanded the movement overseas, died on Tuesday aged 80.After taking over the charity following Mother Teresa's death in 1997, Nirmala expanded the organization's reach to 134 countries by opening centers in nations such as Afghanistan, Israel and Thailand.

    She stepped down in 2009 due to poor health."She had big shoes to fill, expectations were huge, but with simplicity, unstinting love and faith she proved herself," said Sunil Lucas, a communications director for the Archdiocese of Calcutta. The city is now known as Kolkata.

    Politicians from India's biggest political parties paid tribute to her. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet: "Sister Nirmala's life was devoted to service, caring for the poor and underprivileged. Saddened by her demise."


    (Reporting By Sujoy Dhar. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)
     
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    People pay tribute as the body of Sister Nirmala, who succeeded Mother Teresa, as the head of Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by the later is kept at the St.John’s Church in Kolkata.
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    Nuns and other Christians gather for a mass prayer ceremony near the casket of Sister Nirmala Joshi at the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata.
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    Nuns and others walk beside the garlanded coffin of Sister Nirmala Joshi during her funeral procession in Kolkata, India.
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