Dr. BR Ambedkar’s Death Anniversary Today,Important things to know about him

Gurleen Kaur | Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:18 PM IST

DEC 6,2017

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Dr. BR Ambedkar was born in April 14, 1891, is popularly known as Baba Saheb, the principal architect of the Indian Constitution,
was also a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired several social movements later. Dr. BR Ambedkar, who campaigned against social
 discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), was the first law minister of independent India. Today, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in
paying homage to 'Bharat Ratna' Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 62nd Mahaparinirvan Diwas. The President offered floral tributes at the statue of
Saheb at Sansad Bhavan Lawns in the Parliament House complex this morning.
Dr. Ambedkar was a prolific student, obtained doctorates in economics from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics. In 1990, the Bharat
 Ratna, India's highest civilian award, was posthumously conferred upon Dr. Ambedkar ,Baba Saheb Ambedkar's role is important in constitutionalising India,
 evident first in his witness to the 1919 Southborough Committee on Franchise, followed by his intervention in the 1930 Round Table Conference in London,
 where he defended compensatory discrimination for the untouchables in opposition to Mahatma Gandhi.
As a vowed supporter of equality, Dr. Ambedkar rejected the idea of birth-driven social segregation and he strongly felt that the social order of caste was
antithetical to the political institutions of democracy.