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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Sakpal)

Hindi: भीमराव रामजी आम्बेडकर
Also Known As: "Bhiva Ramji Sakpal", "Babasaheb Ambedkar"
Birthplace: Mahu, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India
Death: December 06, 1956 (65)
New Delhi, Delhi, India (Cardiac arrest)
Place of Burial: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Immediate Family:

Son of ramji maloji sakpal, subedar major and bhimabai ramji sakpal
Husband of Ramabai Bhimao Ambedkar and Savita Ambedkar
Father of Yashwant Ambedkar; gangadhar bhimrao ambedkar; ramesh bhimrao ambedkar; indiratai ambedkar and rajratna bhimrao ambedkar
Brother of child 1 sakpal; child 2 sakpal; child3 sakpal; child 4 sakpal; child 5 sakpal and 8 others

Occupation: Jurist, economist, social reformer, politician
Managed by: sunil sambhaji kamble
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About B. R. Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Baba Saheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning doctorates in economics from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science. In his early career he was an economist, professor, and lawyer. His later life was marked by his political activities; he became involved in campaigning and negotiations for India's independence, publishing journals, advocating political rights and social freedom for Dalits, and contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits.

In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, was posthumously conferred upon Ambedkar. Ambedkar's legacy includes numerous memorials and depictions in popular culture.

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B. R. Ambedkar's Timeline

April 14, 1891
Mahu, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India
December 12, 1912
Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
December 6, 1956
Age 65
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chaitya Bhoomi, Dadag, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India