Calcutta, India. April 04, 1975. Mother Teresa vists patients at her free hospice for the poor in Calcutta. The first Home for the Dying opened in 1952 and was a free hospice for the poor. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Boyaxihu) the Roman Catholic, Albanian nun revered as India's "Saint of the Slums," was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.