Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (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 towards Untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour.
DID YOU KNOW…
- In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, was posthumously conferred upon Ambedkar.
- Ambedkar disputed various hypotheses of the Aryan homeland being outside India, and concluded the Aryan homeland was India itself.
- He was appointed to the Bombay Presidency Committee to work with the all-European Simon Commission in 1925.