• Born : 27th August, 1910 • Died : 5th September, 1997
• Birth Place : Uskub, Ottoman Empire
- Was internationally known for her charitable work among the victims of poverty.
- In 1950 founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a congregation of women dedicated to the poor.
- Founded many other organizations like 'Nirmol Hridoy' (a home for sick), 'Shishu Bhavan' (a home for disabled children), 'Shanti Nagar' (a colony for lepers).
- Received awards like
(1) Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971)
(2) Nobel Peace Prize (1979)
(3) Bharat Ratna (1980)
(4) The Order of Merit (1983)
(5) Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Peace (1972)
(6) Ramon Magasaysay Award (1962)
(7) Padma Shri (1962)
(8) Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award (1993)