Kolkata (Calcutta) Sights

Nirmal Hriday (Pure Heart)

  • Kalighat Road, Kalighat Map It
  • South Kolkata
  • Hospital–Sight

Published 07/23/2015

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Mother Teresa's first home for the dying is now one of 300 affiliated organizations worldwide that care for people in the most dire need. Mother Teresa is buried in this building, which was her home for 44 years, until her death in 1997.

Missionaries of Charity. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and beatified in 2003, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kokata in 1950. Today the group works in 133 countries. The Charity's work for those who have contracted HIV/AIDs, leprosy, and tuberculosis, including mobile dispensaries and shelters for orphans, draws volunteers and donors through the year. The headquarters has information on the Missionaries' work and opportunities to volunteer with the various initiatives. 10 Park St., Mullick Bazar, 700017. 33/2249–7115.

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Next to Kali Temple, Kalighat Road, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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  • Fri.–Wed. 3–6

Published 07/23/2015


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