Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow (M.P.) now known as Dr Ambedkar Nagar. His original name was Bhiva Ramji Sakpal.
He graduated from Elphinstone College, Bombay and studied economics at Columbia University, New York and London School of Economics. He also studied law at Gray's Inn London.
He was the Chairman of Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly set up to write the Constitution of India
He served as the Law and Justice Minister in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru. He established the Finance Commission to address the fiscal imbalances between the Centre and States.
Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award was conferred on him posthumously in 1990.
His autobiography is titled Waiting for a Visa.
He published the weekly journal Mooknayak.
He established an institution name Bahishkrit Hitakarini Sabha in Bombay in 1924, to remove difficulties of untouchables and place their grievances before government.
He attended all the three Round Table Conferences representing Depressed Classes
He founded the Independent Labour Party in 1936, which contested the 1937 elections to the Central Legislative Assembly.
He converted to Buddhism on 16 October 1956, less than 2 months before his death.
Some of the books written are Annihilation of Caste, Who were the Shudras, The Problem of the Rupee - Its origin and its solution, The Philosophy of Hinduism
He passed away on 06 December 1956 and was laid to rest at Chaitya Bhumi, Mumbai.