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In pictures: the life and times of Mother Teresa, now St Teresa of Calcutta

It\'s official - Mother Teresa is now St Teresa of Calcutta.

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning nun, who passed away in 1997 at the age of 87, worked with the poor in the city of Kolkata, was canonised by Pope Francis in the Vatican City on Sunday, 4 September.

She set up hospices, soup kitchens, schools, leper colonies, and homes for abandoned children, and was called the \'Saint of the Gutters\', for her work in the city\'s heaving slums.

About half-a-million people were estimated to be in attendance at the canonisation ceremony in the Vatican, with the ceremony being transmitted live to her adopted home of Kolkata and Catholic audiences worldwide.

In Kolkata, three months of commemorations are planned, including book launches, art shows, a stadium mass and the installation of bronze statue of the nun. Mother Teresa will be 640th saint canonised since 1963, reflecting a huge increase in the number of saints created by modern popes. In the previous 375 years, only 128 saints were canonised.

The process of becoming a saint cannot usually begin until five years after a person\'s death. Historically, saints have been canonised many years after their deaths - St Bede, for example, became one after 1,164 years!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid tribute to Mother Teresa in his last radio address \'Mann ki Baat\', saying "she devoted her whole life to the poor". He added: "When such a person is conferred with sainthood, it is natural for Indians to feel proud."

Photos curated by Priyata Brajabasi, text by Sehar Qazi