‘Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’ was born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow town of Madhya Pradesh, India. He was the son of Ramji Maloji Sakpal and Bhimabai. His father served in the Indian Army at the Mhow cantonment. He became one of the first Dalit (untouchables) to obtain a college education in India. Eventually earning a law degree and doctorates for his study and research in law, economics and political science.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is popularly known as ‘Babasaheb’. He was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, editor, prolific writer, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He became the 1st Law Minister of India. He became the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee. For his contributions, he was awarded with ‘Bharat Ratna’.
Ambedkar died on 6 December 1956 at his home in Delhi.