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Amy died aged 83 on 18 January 1951. At her request, she was buried without a gravestone; however, the children at Dohnavur placed a bird bath over her grave with the word ‘Ammai’ (mother in Tamil) and the date of her death.

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Amy Carmichael

Amy Beatrice Carmichael was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

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