ABOUT Ruth Pfau

Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau (9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017) was a German-born Pakistani. She had four sisters and one brother. Her home was destroyed by bombing during World War.

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Ruth Pfau Early Life

Ruth Pfau, a German doctor is famous in Pakistan for treating leprosy and tuberculosis patients over half a century has died aged 87. Pfau’s Karachi-based centre now has 157 outposts across Pakistan. Pfau was known in Pakistan as the “mother of leprosy patients” and was estimate by Radio Vatican in 2014 to Mother Teresa, another late Roman Catholic nun revered in India.

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Pfau’s deciding moment, she describe decades later, came while visiting a leprosy ghetto behind a Karachi railway station and watching a disable man crawling on his hands and knees.In 1979, Pakistan’s government appointed Pfau as national adviser of leprosy and tuberculosis-control programs at the rank of state secretary.

Ruth Pfau Death Reason

In the early morning on 10 August 2017, around 4:00 a.m. PST, Pfau died at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi after being admitted there due to respiratory problems on 4 August 2017. Pfau had been dealing with several health problems due to her advanced age, including kidney and heart disease, for which she had been undergoing treatment for several years.

Ruth Pfau

Dr. Ruth Pfau Age, Death Cause, Biography

Full Name Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau
Nickname Pakistan’s Mother Teresa
Profession Nun, Physician, Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye Colour Hazel Brown
Hair Colour White
Personal Life
Date of Birth 09-Sep-29
Birth Place Leipzig, Germany
Date of Death 10 August 2017 (around 04:00 am PST)
Place of Death Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Age (at the time of death) 87 Years
Death Cause A prolonged age-related illness
Resting Place Karachi, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Nationality German, Pakistani
Hometown Leipzig, Germany
School Not Known
College/University University of Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
Educational Qualification A Degree in Medicine University of Mainz
Family Father- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- 1
Sisters- 4
Religion Christianity
Hobbies Doing Philanthropy, Reading, Writing
Awards/Honours 1969: Honoured with Order of Merit (Germany) and Sitara i Quaid i Azam.
1979: Honoured with Hilal-e-Imtiaz.
1989: Honoured with Hilal-i-Pakistan.
2002: Awarded with Ramon Magsaysay Award.
2003: Awarded with Jinnah Award for 2002.
Dr Ruth Pfau With Jinnah Award
2004: Given Doctor of Science (DSc), honoris causa, Aga Khan University, Karachi.
Dr Ruth Pfau With Doctor of Science Aga Khan University
2010: Honoured with Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam for public service.
Dr Ruth Pfau With Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam
2015: Awarded with the Staufer Medal at the German consulate Karachi.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Husband/Spouse N/A
Children N/A