Mother Teresa's successor, Sister Nirmala, dies at 81.

Mother Teresa's successor, Sister Nirmala Joshi died on Tuesday at the age of 81. After Mother Teresa's death in 1997, Sister Nirmala was heading the Missionaries of Charity.

Times of India reported that a Missionaries of Charity official said Sister Nirmala's health was gradually deteriorating in the last few days. They reported that her body would be brought to Mother House tomorrow morning, and the funeral will be held at 4 PM.

Sister Nirmala was selected as the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity six months before Mother Teresa's death. Sister Nirmala's successor, Sister Mary Prema was elected in April 2009 general chapter.

With inputs from Times Of India.

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