Google pays homage to Pakistani German Dr Ruth Pfau with a Google doodle
LAHORE – Google is paying homage to renowned German Dr Ruth Pfau, who dedicated her life to eradicate leprosy from Pakistan – on her 90th birthday with doodle today (on September 9).
A symbol of selflessness Dr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau had been hailed as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’. She first came to Pakistan at the age of 29 in 1960. She witnessed leprosy in Pakistan for the first time in 1960 and returned to set up clinics across the country.
Dr Pfau rescued disfigured and suffering children who had been confined to caves and cattle pens for years by their parents, who were terrified that they were contagious.
“I could not believe that humans could live in such conditions,” she had said, remembering her first impressions of a Pakistani leper colony.