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India: Father of Indian Constitution
Born: 1893 Died: 1956
As the unquestioned leader of the depressed classes and the principal architect of the Indian Constitution, the name of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar will always be remembered in Indian history. His was the main inspiration behind the inclusion of special provisions in the Constitution of India for the development of schedule caste people. Dr. Ambedkar played a key role in the preparation of the Indian Constitution. Dr. Ambedkar was the Law Minister of India from 1947 to 1951. During 1942.-1946 he also served as the Member of Viceroy's Executive Council, and from 1926 to 1934 he was a nominated member of the Bombay Legislative Council. He attended the Round Table Conferences in London as a representative of the depressed classes of India. Dr. Ambedkar also took part in the Satyagraha of untouchables at Nasik in 1930 for opening the Hindu temples to them. For hitting at the con-science of the orthodox Hindus, Dr. Ambedkar together with his 2 lakh followers embraced Buddhism on 14 October, 1956.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1893, in a very poor untouchable family of Madhya Pradesh. He was emancipator of the "untouchables" and crusader for social justice. The then ruler of Baroda was highly impressed with his talents and he helped Ambedkar to travel to U.S.A. for higher studies. In U.S.A., he did his M.A. in 1915 and Ph.D. in 1916. From 1918 to 1920, he was also a Professor of law. In 1925, Dr. Ambedkar set up his legal practice at the Bomaby High Court. Unfortunately today his name is being misused by some political parties to achieve their self-interest in the name of social justice based on caste divisions among the people of India, which were not the basic ideas of this great reformer.
This widely learned man and liberator of the downtrodden, affectionately called "Babasaheb", passed away on 6th December, 1956. He was posthumously awarded "Bharat Ratna" in the year 1990.