Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was the architect of Indian Constitution.
He was born on 14 April 1891 at Mahu near Indore in Madhya Pradesh in a low caste family of harijan.
His father’s name was Shri Ramji Sukhpal and his mother’s name was Bhimabai.
He was brilliant from his childhood. Dr. Ambedkar received his early education in a nearby village school.
He had to suffer every moment due to his caste.
Dr. Ambedkar was married at an immature age of fourteen with Ramabai.
He joined Alfinston College, Bombay and obtained his degrees there.
The Maharaja of Baroda was highly impressed with his talents and he awarded him scholarship for further studies
In 1916, he obtained the postgraduate degree in Economics.
In England he received the degrees of M.Sc., D.M.S. Law and Ph.D.
His caste, however, always stood in his way. Then he started practicing law. Now his main concern was to fight against untouchability.
Ambedkar was deeply hurt at the differential treatment meted out to the harijans.
His major victory was to seek the right to fetch water from the tank.
In 1930, he represented the untouchables in the Round Table. As a result of his efforts the harijans were granted reservations of seat in the election.
He is rightly called the Founding Father of Indian Constitution.
Dr. Ambedkar died on 6th December 1956.
He was honoured with Bharat Ratna posthumously—the highest civilian award of India.