Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, social reformer and politician. He is also known as the Father of Indian Constitution. His fight against untouchability and caste restrictions were remarkable. Throughout his life, he fought for the rights of the dalits and other socially backward classes. Ambedkar was appointed as India’s first Law Minister in the Cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru.
B R Ambedkar was born to Bhimabai and Ramji on 14 April 1891 in Madhya Pradesh. Ambedkar’s father was a Subedar in the Indian Army. In 1906, 15 year old Bhimrao married Ramabai, a 9 year old girl. His father Ramji Sakpal died in Bombay, in 1912.
Throughout his childhood, Ambedkar faced the stigmas of caste discrimination. Hailing from the Hindu Mahar caste, his family was viewed as “untouchable” by the upper classes. This discrimination really hurt young Ambedkar and he started to fought against caste-based discrimination. Because of his efforts, the Indian constitution got a good base. The biography of B R Ambedkar in Malayalam is written by Deshabhimani Gopi.