Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was a jurist, social reformer and politician.
B.R.Ambedkar is also known as the Father of Indian Constitution. A well-known politician and an eminent jurist,Ambedkars effort to eradicate social evils like untouchablity and caste restrictions were remarkable. Throughout B.R.Ambedkar life, he fought for the rights of the dalits,women and other socially backward classes. Ambedkar was appointed as India’s first Law Minister in the Cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru.B.R.Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, in 1990.
Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning doctorates in economics from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science.In his early career he was an economist, professor, and lawyer. His later life was marked by his political activities; he became involved in campaigning and negotiations for India’s independence, publishing journals, advocating political rights and social freedom for Dalits, and contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits.
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