Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is a revered figure in the Indian society and was instrumental in the country’s fight for independence. He is known as the “Father of Indian Constitution” and “Revolutionary Leader.” Dr. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 to Bhimabai Sakpal and Ramji Maharaj, an upper-caste Hindu Brahmin family from Maharashtra, British India.
He studied at Elphinstone College and later graduated from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics with a degree in accounting after which he enrolled at London School of Economics to study economics where he obtained his second bachelor’s degree in economics with honours.
At this time, India’s population was under-represented due to lack of social mobility that prevented people
He was born to a poor Mahar family in an area that was then part of colonial India under British rule. He studied law at Columbia University on a scholarship from independent India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, which he rejected on attaining his law degree because it would have required him to join British-run bar under oath not to practice law in British colonies.
Dr. Ambedkar’s ideas and thoughts have influenced various aspects of our lives, from politics to economics, from society to culture, from religion to education. He has been a respected name in the field of law and social reforms. His contributions to India’s freedom struggle are noteworthy too