Date of birth: 14th April 1891
Date of death: 6th December 1956
Occupation: Indian jurist, economist, social reformer
Babasabeh Ambedkar’s biography:
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the father of our Indian constitution is a renowned social reformer, jurist, and economist. His campaign for the well-being of the Dalit, made way for Dalit Buddist movement. Bhimrao was born to Bhimabai and Ramji Ambedkar in Mhow(of Madhya Pradesh). He was married to Ramabai at a very early age. Belonging to Hindu Mahar caste, bhimrao faced suppression from the upper caste. Babasaheb Ambedkar was staunched from the rights along the way. The discrimination between the upper classes and the down trodden saddened babasaheb. He fought against these evil practices.
Babasaheb Amberkar’s career and achievements:
Babasaheb completed his matriculation from Elphinstone high school in 1908. Later on, he went on to complete graduation in economics and political science from Bombay University in 1912. He enrolled into Columbia University to study economics. He finished his graduation successfully by completing a thesis named ‘ Ancient Indian commerce’ in 1915. In the year, 1916 he joined the London school of economics. After returning to India, he decided to fight against plague of discrimination.
In the preparation of Indian act of 1919, he proposed separate electoral system for untouchables, lower caste people. This was during the testimony before the southborough committee. He started a paper named “Mookanayaka” in 1920. In 1927, he flourished the movements for Dalit rights. In 1932, Poona pact was signed between law minsters of the Jawarharlal Nehru’s cabinet. Ambedkar found the independent labour party in 1936. His party won 15 seats in the 1937 elections to the central legislative assembly.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s awards and recognition:
Babasaheb Ambedkar was awarded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilan award rewared in India. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was appointed as the chairman for the drafting committee on August 29th 1947. International airport in Nagpur is named after him as Babasaheb Ambedkar international airport. Ambedkar national institute of technology Jalandhar, Ambedkar University Delhi is honoured after his name.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s works:
- Riddles in Hinduism
- The annihilation of caste (1936)
- The untouchables: who were they? And why did they become untouchables (1948)