Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa, died at an age of 81 in Kolkata on June 23, Tuesday.
Sister Nirmala was heading the Missionaries of Charity after Mother Teresa’s death in 1997.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said on microblogging website Twitter, “Saddened at the passing of Sister Nirmala who headed Missionaries of Charity after Mother Teresa. Kolkata and the world will miss her.”
A funeral was planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the charity’s Kolkata headquarters, called the Mother House.
Born to Hindu parents in 1934 in the northern Indian city of Ranchi, she was selected to lead the Roman Catholic charity six months before the death of its founder, Mother Teresa, in 1997.