Remembering Bhimrao Ambedkar: Principal architect of Indian Constitution
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Remembering Bhimrao Ambedkar: Principal architect of Indian Constitution

Father of Indian Constitution, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, was well-known as a politician, a jurist and an economist was born on April 14, 1891 at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh and was India’s first independent law and justice minister.

Ambedkar death anniversary falls on December 6 and is celebrated as Mahaparinirvan Din.

Here are some facts about Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar:

Independent India’s first lawmaker and the principal architect of Indian Constitution

His original name was Bhimrao Ramji Ambavedkar.

But his teacher Mahadev Ambedkar who was fond of him, changed his surname from Ambavedkar to his own surname Ambedkar

He held Ph.D. and Double doctorate in Economics

Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen once said, “Dr Ambedkar is my father in economics”

Ambedkar changed 14 hours working time, introduced 8 hours duty in India

RBI was conceptualised on basis of guidelines presented by Ambedkar

In 1965, Ambedkar & 5 lakh others converted to Buddhism to escape caste system

He preached equality stating, “I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity”

The jurist, economist, politician and social reformer died on Dec 6, 1956

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