Mother Teresa was a great missionary. She was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje in Macedonia. Her father Agnes called her Gonxha Bojaxhia. When she was young, she felt that she should spend her entire life for God and his work. At 18, she joined the Loreto Sisters, who were very active in India. Here, she was named as sister Teresa. She always worked for the poor and the needy. She received many awards and honours for her work. In the year 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1980, she received the Bharat Ratna award. She died in the year 1997.