06 DECEMBER DR B R AMBEDKAR (1891 to 1956)
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow. Popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, he was an Indian jurist, economist, politician, and social reformer. Interestingly, he knew 9 languages and is said to have done his Masters in 64 subjects. Babasaheb studied at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and was the first Indian to have done a doctorate. Dr B R Ambedkar campaigned against the social discrimination shown towards the Dalits and worked tirelessly to uplift them. He came to be known as the Father of the Indian Constitution, as he was the chief architect behind its drafting. After India attained Independence, Dr Ambedkar was appointed as India’s Minister of Law and Justice. He was conferred with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, after his death on 06 December 1956.
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