The "Messiah" for leprosy patients in Pakistan, the country's very own "Mother Teresa" Dr Ruth Pfau, whose compassion transformed thousands of lives, lost her battle with life early Thursday morning at 87.
Hailing from Germany, Dr Pfau had been staying in Pakistan since 1960, when she was just 29, dedicating her life to cure patients of leprosy.
"Dr Pfau's services to end leprosy in Pakistan can not be forgotten".
Pakistanis including politicians, Chief of Army Staff, celebrities and people from other walks of life paid tribute to her on twitter.
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"Dr Pfau's services to end leprosy in Pakistan can not be forgotten". She left her homeland and made Pakistan her home to serve humanity.
Funeral mass will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2017 at 11am at St. Patrick's Cathedral. She was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988. She received the Hilal-i-Pakistan award and was also awarded the very high civil award of Nishan-i-Quaid-e-Azam for public service.
It was due to her efforts that the World Health Organisation (WHO) finally declared Pakistan a leprosy-free country in 1966. She will be laid to rest in the Christian Cemetry (Gora Qabrastan) on same day.
"With deep sorrow we announce the sad demise of Dr. Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau", read a statement of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, to which she belonged, reports Efe news.
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