06 DECEMBER DR B R AMBEDKAR (1891 to 1956)
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, was popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was an Indian jurist, economist, politician, and social reformer. Notably, he was proficient in nine languages and is said to have done his Masters in an impressive array of 64 subjects. Babasaheb pursued his education at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and was the first Indian to earn a doctorate. Dr B R Ambedkar relentlessly campaigned against social discrimination that targeted marginalised communities and worked tirelessly for their upliftment. He is regarded as the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and is often referred to as the “Father of the Indian Constitution.” Following India’s Independence, Dr Ambedkar was appointed as India’s Minister of Law and Justice. He passed away on 06 December 1956. Posthumously, in 1990, he was conferred with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
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