(14 April 1891 - 6 December 1956)




Dr B.R Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in the military cantonment of Mhow in the Centrwl Provinces, now in Madhya Pradesh. Babasaheb, as he is popularly known, is one of the architects of the Constitution of independent India.

Babasaheb Ambedkar was an eminent Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, and editor. Having being born in a socially backward class himself, Ambedkar strove hard to eradicate social evils of untouchability and caste differences, fought for the rights of Dalits as also other backward classes in the country. He served as the first Law Minister of the country as part of Jawaharlal Nehru's Cabinet of Ministers. He passed away on 6 December 1956 at the age of sixty five. He was posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1990 and just recently, has been voted as the greatest Indian in a nationwide opinion poll conducted by a news media. 

Wednesday was a day of jubiliation for those who revere Ambedkar as the Centre okayed the proposal of erecting a memorial for Babasaheb at the Indu Mills land, ahead of Mahaparinirvan Diwas. People thronged the Indu Mills compound in Mumbai in large numbers today to celebrate the Centre's nod to install an Ambedkar memorial there. Thousands were seen at the Chaityabhoomi grounds, where Ambedkar's ashes are interred, which is situated close in the vicinity of the 12.5 acre land of India United Mill, popularly known as Indu Mill, under the National Textile Corporation in the central suburb of Dadar in Mumbai.

Today, on his 56th death anniversary, as the nation pays their respects to Dr. Ambedkar in different ways across cities and townships, BHARAT4india pays the great thinker a tribute by playing out his few selected original speeches that he made during his lifetime, as also reminiscing a few old memories in the form of his photographs. 

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