West Bengal Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) chief Rahul Sinha on Tuesday condoled the demise of Sister Nirmala, the superior general of the Missionaries of Charity.
“The news of Sister Nirmala’s death is very sad. I offer my condolences from behalf of the party. May her soul rest in peace,” Sinha said.
Nirmala Joshi, better known as Sister Nirmala, had replaced Mother Teresa as the superior general in 1997.
Born to a Brahmin soldier in Ranchi hailing from Nepal, Sister Nirmala had joined the Order at the age of 17.
She was later succeeded by German-born Sister Mary Prema.