Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar ( [bʱiːmraːw
raːmdʑiː aːmbeːɽkər] ; 14 April 1891 – 6
December 1956), popularly known as
Babasaheb, 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 labour. He was
Independent India’s first law minister and the
principal architect of the Constitution of India .
Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning a law
degree and various doctorates from Columbia
University and the London School of
Economics, and gained a reputation as a
scholar for his research in law, economics and
political science. In his early career he was
an economist , professor, and lawyer . His later
life was marked by his political activities; he
became involved in campaigning and
negotiations for India’s independence,
publishing journals advocating political rights
and social freedom for Dalits, and contributing
significantly to the establishment of the state
of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism,
initiating mass conversions of Dalits.
In 1990, the Bharat Ratna , India’s highest
civilian award, was posthumously conferred
upon Ambedkar. Ambedkar’s
legacy includes numerous memorials and
depictions in popular culture.
The world will always know him as a great leader and true patriot..
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