Mahaparinirvan Diwas 2021: Interesting Facts About Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on His 65th Death Anniversary
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee for the constitution of independent India on August 29, 1947. He was also the law minister of India after independence.
He had also started fortnightly and weekly papers named ‘Excluded India’, ‘Mook Nayak’, ‘Janta’ to raise voice against the atrocities on Dalits. His first wife was only 9 years old at the time of their marriage.
Baba Saheb, as he is affectionately known among his fans, was born in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, on April 14, 1891. He was subjected to economic and social prejudice since he was a child because of his caste. The majority of these traumatic experiences shaped Ambedkar’s life, which he chronicled in his autobiographical book ‘Waiting For A Visa’.
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar life journey specified as follows:
1. He had done his masters in 64 subjects, knew 9 languages, and had studied across the world for 21 years. He was also the first Indian to pursue a doctorate.
2. Ambedkar, who is known as a Buddhist, was born to a Hindu family belonging to Maharashtra’s Mahaar caste, which back then was considered a lower caste, and people belonging to the same were referred to as ‘untouchables. It is in the year 1956 he converted to Buddhism.
3. The chief architect of the Indian Constitution’s 20-page autobiography, Waiting for a Visa, is used as a textbook at Columbia University.