He was the person who is responsible for bringing the change in the social perspective. During the British Raj, Dr. Ambedkar understood that in order to become a greater nation, India needs spiritual development. As the first Minister of Law and Justice in Independent India, Ambedkar was the principal architect of the Indian Constitution. His economic reforms and plans also played a major role in building guidelines for the RBI, which are still being followed.
Commonly known as Babasaheb,Dr. Ambedkar protested against social issues such as untouchability, caste discrimination, class politics and other injustices that blinded most of the people in the country, and sadly continues to do so. B R Ambedkar died on December 6, in the year 1956.
A Google Doodle was published for Ambedkar's 124th birthday. As Per Government of Maharashtra 14th of April is observed as Knowledge Day in memory of Babasaheb Ambedkar. In 2017, on the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Twitter launched Dr Ambedkar emoji as a tribute to the legend.
On his birth anniversary, here is a list of top ten facts that you must know about Dr. B R Ambedkar:
1. Dr. B R Ambedkar was originally known as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. He was also known as Babasaheb.
2. He was the first Minister of Law and Justice and stayed in office from August 29, 1947, to January 24, 1950.
3. Dr. B R Ambedkar is known as the 'Father of Indian Constitution' as he was the chief architect of the Constitution of India.
4. Dr. Ambedkar, as a student, earned his law degree and various doctorate degrees from the London School of Economics, Columbia University.
5. Dr. B R Ambedkar is one of the major reasons for the abolition of untouchability in India. He organized various protests and launched active movements with an objective of upliftment of the untouchables.
6. Dr. B R Ambedkar established the Finance Commission of India. Moreover, he was a professional economist until 1927. The Reserve Bank of India was also conceptualised with his guidelines and ideas in mind.
7. He wrote an autobiography called Waiting for a Visa, which was written between 1935 to 1936.
8. Babasaheb's birthday, April 14 is celebrated as a public holiday and is known as 'Ambedkar Jayanti' or 'Bhim Jayanti'
9. There is a memorial of Dr. B R Ambedkar at his Delhi house at 26, Alipur Road
10. Dr. B R Ambedka died in the year 1956. After 34 years of his death, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna Award, which is the highest civilian award in India.