Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Ambedkar, Bhimrao Ramji


Born April 1893; died Dec. 6, 1956, in New Delhi. Indian political figure and leader of the untouchables movement. Marathi by nationality. Studied in universities in India, the USA, Germany, and England. Awarded the degree of doctor of economics and commerce.

Ambedkar became active in politics in the late 1920’s. He worked against the caste system. A representative of the upper elements of the untouchables, he led various political organizations of the lower castes (the Association of Oppressed Castes and others). A supporter of M. Gandhi, Ambedkar belonged to the right wing of the nationalist movement. After India gained independence in 1947, Ambedkar entered the government as minister of justice (1947–51). He was one of the authors of the Indian constitution (1950). He is the author of many works, mainly about Indian castes—for example, Castes in India and The Annihilation of Caste.

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Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 7 (ANI): A day after the 61st death anniversary of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr Ambedkar International Centre here today and said that it would become an important institution for research and economic issues.
Mumbai: India paid homage to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the architect of the country's Constitution and social reformer revered by millions of Dalits, on his 61st death anniversary.
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Bahrain: Indian schools in Bahrain celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, known as the father of the Indian Constitution, yesterday.
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Unlike high caste Hindu women, untouchables were mostly silent in the discourse about themselves, although those who had acquired education, such as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, were vocal in presenting the community's issues.
Citing Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar words that we all should serve our country, Athawale further urged all youngsters to get recruited into the Indian Army.