Martin Luther King III visits Mother Teresa's tomb

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Kolkata, Feb 26 (ANI): Human rights advocate and community activist Martin Luther Kind III visited the headquarters of the Missionaries of the Charity on Thursday and prayed at the tomb of Mother Teresa.

"I am blessed that to get this opportunity to visit the place from where Mother Teresa carried out her service to humanity. World needs peace and humanity as Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi provided," Luther said.

"We came to pay tribute to walk in the areas and steps of Mahatma Gandhi and my father but also to reacquire inspiration because our world needs a message of non-violence and peace," Luther added.

The nuns and novices of the Order sang hymns at the tomb of Mother Teresa as they joined in prayer along with Martin Luther King III. They felt privileged to meet the kin of the crusader of civil rights movement in the USA and a couple of them happened to be Americans.

"For me it's a great privilege to meet him and to see him. Of course I remember his father and I remember the civil rights movement from the beginning and I know how much has been accomplished in our country through Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. It's a tremendous privilege to meet him," said Sister Mary Talbot of Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata.

Mother Teresa, an Albanian for over 45 years worked in aid of the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while founding and guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion in Kolkata, first throughout India and then in other countries.

Martin Luther King, father of Martin Luther King III had visited India on a month long tour in early 1959.

On that occasion he had addressed several meetings in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad.

To commemorate the golden jubilee of his father's visit to India, Martin Luther King III along with a delegation of like-minded peace activists from USA is presently touring India. (ANI)

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