Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

April 14, 2012
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
April 14, 1891 – December 6, 1956
Popularly also known as Babasaheb
Was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher,
anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, and editor
Dr. Ambedkar was born in the British-founded town and military cantonment
of Mhow in the Central Provinces (now in Madhya Pradesh). He was the 14th
and last child of Ramji Maloji Sakpal and Bhimabai. His family was
of Marathi background from the town of Ambavade (Mandangad taluka) in
the Ratnagiri District of modern-day Maharashtra.
Born into a poor Mahar (considered as untouchable caste in those days) family,
Dr. Ambedkar campaigned against social discrimination
Dr. Ambedkar had been invited to testify before the Southborough Committee,
which was preparing the Government of India Act 1919. At this hearing, Dr.
Ambedkar argued for creating separate electorates and reservations for
untouchables and other religious communities
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was elected as the chairman of the drafting
committee that was constituted by the Constituent Assembly to draft a
constitution for the independent India; he was the first Law Minister of
India; conferred Bharat Ratna in 1990.
As a tribute to this great man 14th April is celebrated
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti
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