Google Pays Tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau on 90th Birthday

Dr. Ruth Pfau

Pakistanis remember the contributions Dr. Ruth Pfau on her 90th Birth Anniversary

On account of her 90th birthday, Google has paid tribute to the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Pakistan Dr. Ruth Pfau who will always be remembered for her selfless contributions to eradicate leprosy from our country.

Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, the German doctor first came to Pakistan at the age of 29 back in 1960. After witnessing leprosy in Pakistan, she returned here to set up clinics and help others.

She dedicated her life to serve those who were suffering from this deadly disease and confined to caves and cattle pens for years. She rescued disfigured children who were terrified that they were contagious.

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To remember her services, Google has paid tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau with a Doodle. The tech-giant often honors prominent personalities and marks world events by replacing its standard Google image with sketches. Today’s doodle features a nun who is treating a child suffering from leprosy inside a clinic.

Have a look at the picture below!

Born in 1929 in Germany, Dr. Ruth Pfau was a Catholic sister who was inspired to become a nun after meeting a concentration camp survivor. She spent the rest of her years devoting her life to the care of others till her death.

She died in Karachi on 10th August 2017 at a local hospital aged 87.

Her death was announced Pakistan’s prime minister, Shahid  Khaqan Abbasi who paid tribute to Pfau’s work healing his people.

In recognition of Dr. Ruth Pfau’s services, the Sindh government also changed the name of Civil Hospital of Karachi to Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi after her sad demise.

The whole nation paid tribute to her for her selfless devotion and she’ll always remain a prominent name in the history of Pakistan.

Pakistanis Pay Homage to Dr. Ruth Pfau on Her 90th Birth Anniversary

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