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B.R. Ambedkar – Bharat Ratna Adward Winner

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Born on the 14th of April, in the year 1891, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as B.R. Ambedkar, was a multidimensional personality who, throughout his life successfully played the roles of an economist, a jurist, a social reformer as well as a politician.

It was him who brought radical changes in the society, when it came to the unprivileged classes, and voiced against all types of social discriminations, be it the concept of “untouchables” or gender bias or unequal labor laws. The pivotal architect of the Constitution of India, he made a record for himself by becoming the first law minister after India attained independence.

A prodigy since childhood, Ambedkar pursued his academic career from a number of famous institutions, such as the Columbia University as well as the London School of Economics. His career started as a lawyer, and he would also deliver lectures at various institutes as professor of economics and political science.

He was a significant figure in the Indian Buddhist Movement, and himself converted into Buddhism in the year 1956. He brought a lot of scope for the dalits and the socially backward classes to have a say in the society.

He was honored with the Bharat Ratna Award posthumously in the year 1990, after his death in the year 1956, at the age of 65.

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