Mahaparinirvan Diwas: Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar well-known as Babasaheb Ambedkar died on 6th December 1956. He was born in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh state. Ambedkar was the last and 14th child of his parents. Primarily, he was an Economist and Educationalist. Ambedkar is called the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
BR Ambedkar was the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee for independent India’s constitution. Post-independence, he served as the law minister. He also started weekly papers named Excluded India, Janta, and Mook Nayak.
On this Dr. BR Ambedkar Death anniversary, let us have a look at the lesser-known facts about Ambedkar
- Dr. BR Ambedkar had done his masters in 64 subjects and knew 9 languages. He had studied across the world for 21 years
- He was the first Indian to get a doctorate
- Ambedkar was born to a Hindu family belonging but later he converted to Buddism in 1956
- His 20-page autobiography, ‘Waiting for a Visa’ is used as a textbook in the Columbia University
- To date, Ambedkar is the only Indian whose statue has been erected alongside Karl Marx in the London Museum
- Babasaheb’s personal library, Rajgirh was the world’s largest library with more than 50 thousand books
- He was the first person to make a painting of Buddha with open eyes
- BR Ambedkar was the first lawyer from the Backward class
- He was posthumously conferred with the highest civilian award in India, Bharat Ratna
- His original surname was Ambawadekar, later changed to Ambedkar by his schoolteacher
- He was the only person across the world who did Satyagraha for drinking water
Dr. BR Ambedkar Death anniversary is called Mahaparinirvan Diwas.
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