Commemorative Stamp of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

06 Dec 2022  Tue

Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was born on 14th April 1891. Ambedkar was an Indian economist, jurist, social reformer, and a political leader who headed the committee that drafted the Indian Constitution. As the first cabinet minister of Jawaharlal Nehru, he served as Law and Justice Minister.

Babasaheb graduated from Elphinstone College, University of Bombay. He studied economics at Columbia and London and received a doctorate, trained in law at Gray’s Inn, London. Ambedkar was an economist, lawyer and professor in his early days, beginning his political activities in the later part of his life and was also involved in negotiating and campaigning for India’s Independence.

Ambedkar worked for a better life for Dalits or the backward class. He died on 6th December 1956 at his home in Delhi. In 1990, Babasaheb was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award posthumously.

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