Patron

Dr. Ambedkar was born to Ramji and Bhima Bai, of Mahar family, on April 14th 1891, at Mhow, his father was a subedar in the Mahar Regiment. As a child he was very studious and painstaking, having realised at an early age that a sound education was the only means of bettering his lot, Dr. Ambedkar experienced insults throughout his life.

Inspired of insults, he continued his studies seriously and passed his B.A. in 1912 and joined Baroda State Service in 1913. He went to U.S.A for higher studies. The freedom and equality in the U.S.A was a novel experience for him. He did his M.A in 1915 and Ph.D in 1916. Then he went to London for studying Law and Economics.

He returned to India in 1923 and started campaign to remove the disabilities from which the Harijans were suffering. Politically, he stood for a united Self-governing community of Indians with special constitutional safeguards for the depressed classes. He was a socialist but socialism meant little to him without religious and social equality.

Though it might have often appeared that Dr. Ambedkar took extreme positions on social and political matters, it is a tribute to his patriotism and erudition that independent India decided to make use of his talents to consolidate the gains of freedom. As Minister of Law and Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Dr. Ambedkar played a leading part in framing the Indian Constitution. An authority on Constitutional Law, his influence on politics, social reforms, education and religion has been fundamental.

Babasaheb devoted rest of his life to secure for the depressed class what has been guaranteed by the Constitution but denied by the society. He fought against social evils and superstitions. On 14th October 1956, he embraced Buddhism. On 6th December 1956 Dr. Ambedkar breathed his last.