Ambedkar, B. R.
|Birthname||Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar|
|born on||14 April 1891 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Mhow, India, 22n33, 75e46|
|Timezone||LST m80e15 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°02' 03°31 Asc. 24°58'|
Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian and economist, popularly known as Babasaheb. A revivalist for Buddhism in India, he inspired the Modern Buddhist movement. As independent India's first law minister, he was principal architect of the Constitution of India.
Born into a poor Mahar family, Ambedkar campaigned against social discrimination, the Indian caste system. He converted to Buddhism and is also credited with providing a spark for the conversion of hundreds of thousands of lower caste members to Buddhism. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990. Eventually earning a law degree and doctorates for his study and research in law, economics and political science from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, Ambedkar gained a reputation as a scholar and practised law for a few years, later campaigning by publishing journals advocating political rights and social freedom for India's untouchables.
Ambedkar died in his sleep on 6 December 1956 at his home in Delhi.
Sy Scholfield cites him quoted in "Thoughts and Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar" by C. D. Naik (New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2003), p. 128: "In Rajaputana at Mhow I was born . . . ar 12 O'Clock . . . exactly past the bang of the twelveth hour of clock at midday."
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Economics
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
- Vocation : Law : Jurist
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (Law minister)
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology