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Name: Agnesay Gonkshi Bonjashyu.

Born: August 27, 1910 Yugoslavia.

Father: Drana Boyaju. (Catholic)

Mother: Nikola Boyaju.

Death: 5 September 1997

Early Life :


        Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje (now in Macedonia). His father Nikola Boyaju was an ordinary businessman. Mother Teresa’s real name was ‘Agnes Gonzha Boyajiju’. Gonza means flower bud in Albanian language. When she was only eight years old, her father went to the other world, after which all the responsibility of her upbringing fell on her mother Drana Boyaju. She was the youngest of five siblings.


        At the time of his birth, his elder sister was 7 years old and his brother was 2 years old, the other two children passed away in childhood. She was a beautiful, studious and hard working girl. Along with studies, he loved the song. She and her sister were the lead singers in the nearby church. It is believed that when she was only twelve years old, she realized that she would spend her whole life in human service and at the age of 18, she decided to join the Sisters of Loreto.

        By the 1960s she became famous for her humanitarian work for the poor and helpless, mentioned in several Malcolm Mugeridge documentaries and books such as Something Beautiful for God. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949 and the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor of India in 1970. During Mother Teresa’s lifetime, the Missionaries of Charity continued to expand and by the time of her death she was controlling 710 missions in 123 countries. It included hospices / homes for patients with HIV / AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis as well as soups, kitchens, counseling programs for children and family, orphanages and schools.


        She left home in 1928 to live with the Loretto sisters at the age of 18, the same mother Teresa learned English and was on her way to becoming a Christian evangelist. Loreto used to use English language to teach children in India. After being evicted from home, he had never seen his sisters and his mother again. His family lived in Skopje until 1934 and after that they moved to Tirana, Albania.


        After this, Mother Teresa came to India in 1929 and she was educated in Darjeeling, she learned Bengali at St. Teresa School near the Himalayan hills and taught her children there, on 24 May 1931, she got the title of Sanyasini for the first time. And after this he changed his original name to Teresa.


        Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic ascetic who spent her life helping the poor and needy. He spent most of his life in Kalchuta, where he also founded many social organizations. Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only in 1979 and since then she became quite popular.


        He had great faith in God. They did not have much money or property but they had concentration, faith, trust and energy that happily assisted them in helping poor people. She used to walk barefoot on the roads for the care of poor people. Constant work and hard work had exhausted her, yet she never gave up.


        Coming to India, he gave the true love of a mother to the oppressed and suffering from social disdain. Mother Teresa became the icon of God for lepers, disabled, aged and poor children. Flies buzzed on the wounds of which leprosy leaked from the body, who were alive in the desire for death, who were despised by the society, passing near them was also difficult for the grown-ups, but Mother Teresa was not an ordinary world. . He not only touched those lepers, but also served them well.

Devotees deeply absorbed in devotion to God. Mother Teresa was a devotee of the afflicted, she did not meet her body. There was such an ocean of love rising in his heart that patients started to think of themselves as sick. Mother Teresa had only one religion, human service. She used to keep the spirit of all religion, equanimity in humbleness. Hundreds of obstacles arose in his service-oriented life, but he resolutely faced these obstacles. There are bound to be obstacles in the beginning of every good work. Obstacles only give the courage to move towards the objective. Mother Teresa overcame many such obstacles with her perseverance, service and affection.

Service :


        Mother Teresa is not biased in the service of Dalits and Victims. They have visited the world to increase harmony. They believe that ‘the hunger for love is greater than the hunger for bread’. Inspired by his mission, self-servants from different parts of the world came to India and started serving the poor with body, mind and money. Mother Teresa says that service work is a difficult task and requires full support. Only those people who can do this work show the love and consolation – feed the hungry, give shelter to the homeless, love the destitute with love, be ready to plant the disabled at all times.

Award :


        Mother Teresa has been honored with various awards and honors for her services. In 1931, he was awarded the Peace Prize of Popajan twenty-third and the Templeton Foundation Award for the Progress of Religion. Vishwa Bharati Vidyalaya gave him Deshikottam title which is the highest title given by him. The Catholic University of America conferred him with a doctorate degree. He received the title of ‘Padma Shri’ in 1962 by the Government of India. In 1919, Britain was conferred the title of ‘Ier of the British Empire’. The Banaras Hindu University awarded him a D-Lite degree. On 19 December 1949, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Prize for human welfare work.




        His health also deteriorated with increasing age. He had a heart attack for the first time in 1983 at the age of 73. At that time Mother Teresa had gone to Rome to meet Pop John Paul II. This was followed by another heart attack in 1989 and he was given an artificial pacemaker. After pneumonia in Mexico in 1991, his heart problem increased. After this, his health continued to decline. On 13 March 1997, he stepped down as the head of the Missionaries of Charity and died on 5 September 1997.



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