The picture went viral on the internet with people across the globe appreciating 18 year old Mother Teresa's magnificence, how flawless she was. She spent her life working towards the betterment of society, spreading the message of “serving mankind is serving the lord.” She restored faith in humanity by rejuvenating the virtues of love, care and compassion towards each other.    


“It is not how much we do,
but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give,
but how much love we put in the giving.”                               

                                     -- Mother Teresa

At the age of 18, she deserted the pleasures of life and became a nun to help poor. After Mother Teresa arrived in  India, she began her journey working as a teacher. She was saddened about the misery of people in Calcutta suffering through poverty crisis which led her to start a new order “The Missionaries of Charity” with the primary objective of helping destitute people.



She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and was honoured with “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta” by the then Pope John Paul II and was subsequently recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.

“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus”, Mother Teresa was once quoted as saying.

She worked in Calcutta during two major phases, the first was the Bengal famine of 1943 and the second was the Hindu/Muslim violence in 1946 – before the partition of India. The journey of a noble soul ended on September 5, 1997.