Today is the 123rd birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, observed as Ambedkar Jayanti every year in India. On this day homage is paid to Babasaheb’s statue at the Parliament by the President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 to the Ramji Maloji Sakpal and Bhimabai in a poor Mahar family in Mhow, Central Provinces, British India (Madhya Pradesh). He died on December, 6 in 1956 at the age of 65.
He was popular among the people by the name ‘Babasaheb’ because of his great contribution towards the Indian society. He served throughout his life as a jurist, philosopher, social activist, politician, historian, anthropologist and economist as well as revivalist for the Buddhism in India. He became the first law minister of the Independent India and drafted the Constitution of India. He struggled throughout his life for eradicating the casteism and social discrimination in India. He converted to Buddhism to inspire the lower group people for which he was addressed as a Bodhisattva by the Indian Buddhists.