Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, who was popularly known as ‘Babasaheb Ambedkar’ among his followers, was an Indian social reformer and the chief architect of the country’s Constitution. Born on April 14, 1891, Babasaheb Ambedkar is credited for making huge contributions for the development of the country. Known for his efforts to eradicate social evils, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar passed away on December 6, 1956.
In India, his death anniversary is observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Diwas’ to honour his work and efforts to bring a change in the country. So as the nation observed the 64th death anniversary, here are some lesser-known facts about Dr B R Ambedkar that you must know:
On his death anniversary, we bring you 7 lesser-known facts about Dr B R Ambedkar:
The original surname of Baba Saheb Ambedkar was Ambawadekar, but that was changed to Ambedkar by his teacher in school.
He was the only Satyagrahi in the world who did satyagraha for drinking water.
He did not have one or two degrees, instead, he did masters in 64 subjects, knew 9 languages and had studied across the world for 21 years. For the unversed, he was the first Indian to pursue a doctorate.
Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar is the only Indian whose statue is attached to Karl Marx in the London Museum.
Babasaheb was the one who proposed division of Madhya Pradesh and Bihar for the better development of these states but only after 2000 Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were formed by splitting Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
Babasaheb is the first and only person in the world to receive a valuable doctorate degree named “Doctor All Science” from the London School of Economics. Many intelligent students have tried for it, but they have not been successful until now.
The first Statue of Babasaheb was built in the year 1950 when he was alive and this statue is established in Kolhapur city.