Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, politician, and social reformer. This biography profiles his childhood, life, career, December 6 is observed every year all over India as Mahaparinirvan Din, the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
December 6 is observed every year all over India as Mahaparinirvan Din, the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was an economist, politician and social reformer and was considered as ‘The Father of the Indian Constitution’. He was known for his campaigns against social discrimination against Dalits, women, and labor. On his 61 death anniversary here are 15 interesting facts about BR Ambedkar you probably did not know.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Baba Saheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labor. He was Independent India’s first law minister, the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India
Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1891 at Mhow, near Indore in the then Central Province, now Madhya Pradesh. He was the fourteenth child of his parents. The life of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was marked by struggles but he proved that every hurdle in life can be surmounted with talent and firm determination. The biggest barrier in his life was the caste system according to which the family he was born in was considered ‘untouchable’
He cleared his matriculation in 1908 from Elphinstone High School. In 1908, Ambedkar got the opportunity to study at the Elphinstone College and obtained his graduate degree in Economics and Political Science in the year 1912 from Bombay University. Besides clearing all the exams successfully Ambedkar also obtained a scholarship of twenty-five rupees a month from the Gaekwad ruler of Baroda, Sahyaji Rao III. Ambedkar decided to use the money for higher studies in the USA. He enrolled in the Columbia University in New York City to study Economics. He completed his Master’s degree in June 1915 after successfully completing his thesis titled ‘Ancient Indian Commerce’.