Nation Pays Tribute To Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar On His 127th Birth Anniversary

| April 14 , 2018 , 11:25 IST

Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on April 14 to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, is remembered as the 'Father of the Indian Constitution' and a champion of social justice. The nation commemorates his 127th birthday today.

Popularly known as Babasaheb, Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement. He campaigned against social discrimination against untouchables and also supported the rights of women and labourers.

Born on April 14, 1891, in Mhow to Ramji Maloji Sakpal and Bhimabai Murbadkar Sakpal, Babasaheb faced isolation in school because of his caste. He was born into the Mahar caste and was treated as untouchable and subjected to socio-economic discrimination.

A defiant and revolutionary Dr. Ambedkar fought against the evils of caste discrimination. He had a bachelors degree from Bombay University and post-graduate degrees from University of Colombia and London School of Economics. 

Dr. Ambedkar served as the first Law Minister of Independent India. He was chosen as the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, mandated to write the Constitution of India. 

He was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1990 along with Nelson Mandela.

On the occasion of BR Ambedkar's 127th Birth Anniversary, nation paid tributes to the great leader: